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Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo

Feb 22, 2024

London Fashion Week: Daniel Lee’s Burberry is an iconic remix

Burberry's recent show at London Fashion Week proved to be a tour de force, with Daniel Lee at the helm, masterfully reinterpreting British classics to create something entirely new. The star-studded event drew a prestigious crowd, including A-listers such as Anna Wintour, Iris Law, Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevigne, Olivia Colman, Georgia May Jagger, Barry Keoghan, Jonathan Bailey, DJ Peggy Gou, Central Cee, Dane Joanna Lumley, and Lila Moss.

The return of iconic models Lily Cole and Naomi Campbell to the Burberry runway was a captivating moment, with Naomi stunning in a dramatic charcoal gown adorned with intricate beaded detailing. They were accompanied by an impressive lineup of models, including Agyness Deyn, Lily Donaldson, Jean Campbell, Karen Elson, and Lennon Gallagher.

The grandeur of the event was further enhanced by the football-sized tent at Victoria Park, complete with knight emblem flags flying from each peak, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. The brand made a poignant and fitting choice by featuring Amy Winehouse's evocative track "You Know I’m No Good" as the musical backdrop for the showcase. The tent’s dimly lit interior, laid with soft grass, created an enchanting atmosphere that perfectly complemented the collection's theme.

Daniel’s vision for the show was nothing short of remarkable, seamlessly blending tradition with innovation to create a collection that was elegant, youthful, and evocative. By drawing inspiration from the great British and Irish outdoors, the collection paid homage to the brand’s heritage while offering a fresh perspective.

It presented an array of outerwear, with a strong emphasis on coats and trenches that encapsulated the essence of British heritage. From the iconic checked trenches to fur-trimmed coats, frayed knitwear, supple leather puffers, and luxurious teddy bear cashmere banker’s coats, each piece exuded a sense of timeless elegance and functionality. Additionally, the assortment of shoes and bags showcased a focus on practicality and durability, perfectly suited for the outdoors.

The color palette for the collection was a harmonious blend of muted, earthy tones, with greens, browns, and grays taking center stage. This choice added to the collection’s overall theme, evoking a sense of connection to the natural world and the great outdoors.

In summary, Burberry's showcase at London Fashion Week was a triumph of reinvention and creativity. His ability to infuse British classics with contemporary flair breathed new life into the brand. It’s a standout presentation that resonated with both fashion enthusiasts and those seeking comfort and reassurance in their attire.

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