Christopher Bailey paid homage to the flowers, butterflies, birds, and insects of Great Britain in today's Burberry show, which was a rich, romantic romp through a riot of wildflower colors, from poppy red and fern yellow to the purple hues of pale sweet pea. Suki Waterhouse, Malaika Firth, and Jourdan Dunn were among the models taking to the runway, while Burberry beauty Cara Delevingne giggled with Kate Moss and Mario Testino in the front row.
Texture played a big part in mimicking the flora and fauna of the British Isles, from wing-pleat tulles and chiffon layered up in grassy tiers to silks and suedes, denim, moleskins, and even a fluffy beige coat that resembled the furry torso of a moth or the puff of a dandelion clock. This being a botanical show, green also featured heavily, in all hues from the organic to the synthetic, across dégradé tulle party dresses, PVC-trimmed jackets, printed midi dresses with sheer overlays, and colorblock handbags.
Bees flew their way across the back of printed trench coats and the hems of skirts, while the show closed with a dramatic parade of printed trenches covered in graphic butterfly wings, sketchy book-cover fonts, and hand-sketched bees in shades of berry, yellow, pink, teal, green, and inky blue, accompanied by boys in bright gardening hats that will surely be the talk of the show!