Celebrating new London headquarters and the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week, Christopher Bailey brought Burberry back home from the runways in Milan where he had been showing the Prorsum collection for the past eight years.
As Mario Testino put it, there was a full-on red carpet outside the white Burberry tent in London today, appropriate for the star-studded front row rolling in for the fashion show including Gwyneth Paltrow and Liv Tyler—seen holding hands over Emma Watson—Victoria Beckham, Mary Kate Olsen, Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, Jacquetta Wheeler, Agyness Deyn, Anna Wintour, and Carine Roitfeld.
According to Bailey spring 2010 is the season of the belt at Burberry, and that meant cinched waists on a pastel palette of dresses and skirts—think lavender, pale pink and mint green—all twisted, pleated and draped. Bailey transformed traditional Burberry pieces into new and unexpected shapes with texture, adding a fresh sculptural quality to his collection. Even the classic beige trench received an update for spring—looking ultra modern with gathered puffed-up shoulders, ruched sleeves, and a knotted hem in back.
As for the A-list crowd in attendance, they all headed straight to that new Burberry building for an after party where we hear computers have been set up for easy tweeting. Allow Style.com's Fashion Feed to help you be there in spirit.