WHO? Christopher Bailey for Burberry
IN A NUTSHELL: What does one wear on a rainy afternoon in the English countryside? That seemed to be the question that Christopher Bailey asked himself before rolling up his sleeves and designing the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012/13 collection. There were plenty of tweeds and checks to tick the Burberry's Brit heritage box, with frock coats and riding coats with nipped in waists worn with peplum pencil skirts, leather gloves and an oversized tweed cap. And there were owls. Lots of owls. Bows were also an recurrent motif, with leather bow belts the finishing for many looks, lending some girlie charm to the look.
BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: The royal purple quilted frock coat made for a dramatic winter warmer, and we loved the twitter-tastic bird illustrated T-shirts. The custom-embellished umbrellas (featuring studded handles to conveniently match the studded gloves) are also going on our winter wish list.
F-ROW: Samantha Cameron, Anna Wintour, will.i.iam, Eddie Redmayne, Clemence Poesy and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
VERDICT: Burberry is London Fashion Week's hot ticket, and each season it manages to deliver something that little bit different. This season? Bailey made it rain on the grand Kensington Gardens marquee. But the gloomy weather wasn't a downer; this was a show that celebrated British eccentricity and heritage dressing, exactly what put Burberry on the map in the first place.
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