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Published: 20 Feb 2018

A/W 18/19 Influencer Show: Burberry

In a season notable for swansong collections, Christopher Bailey devoted his razzamatazz Burberry finale to the LGBT community – seamlessly meshing A/W 18/19’s emerging trends with looks inspired by street tribes of the 80s and 90s.

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The mood was playful and heartfelt, bringing together the disparate worlds of working-class culture and luxury. It was a reflection of where Burberry stood when Bailey first joined 17 years ago, and the iconic check was the hallmark of the football terraces.

In a genius move, the designer combined that check with the rainbow colours of the Gay Pride flag for his final collection for the house. They appear on everything from hi-top trainers to striped puffas, pieced tees and the dramatic, floor-sweeping shearling cape worn as a final exit by Cara Delevingne.

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But at the heart of the collection was Bailey’s tribute to youth culture. There were nods to the 90s rave movement in the rainbow-hued, tie-dye tees, and a salute to grunge in the oversized, graffiti-patterned sweats. Meanwhile, scarf-print shellsuits and ballooning track tops paid homage to the way in which sportswear has become the driver for fashion trends – here as luxe hoodies coupled with taffeta ball gowns in a tongue-in-chic take on high-low culture mixes. 

It was that same high-low vibe that gave the collection its celebratory youthful verve. Bailey mixed camouflage prints with hand-beaded lace, throwing the emerging trend for punkish mixed plaids into the melting pot of amplified colour and pattern, along with thrift-shop-inspired upcycled patchwork knits, and graffiti-splattered satins and silks.

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Need to know:

  • Rainbow brights
  • Grunge plaid mixes
  • Colour-blocked stripes
  • Sportswear influences
  • Oversized sweats
  • Beaded slip dresses and camouflage prints
  • Upcycled knits
  • Hi-tops and baseball caps
  • House check bags with coloured trims
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