Christopher Bailey Took Burberry Prorsum Back To The ’90s At LFW

This season, Burberry embraced a mellow ’90s mood. While apparel was more on the grunge, pared-down side (think negligée dresses and soft anoraks paired with rumpled hair), this new subdue allowed Creative Director Christopher Bailey to show off more of the accessories side of the fashion equation. This show was finished with many desirable new accouterments that didn’t make the trench coat do all the heavy lifting.

Footwear was big, black and bulky — it’s the ’90s we’re talking about here, after all — and shown in two primary new shapes. A flatform sport sandal came with a crisscross upper, either adorned with industrial-size chains or gold embroidery. There was also a cagey cutout bootie with a partial-wedge stiletto heel. Cara Delevingne wore them front row with one of the collection’s matching slouchy nylon backpacks.

Burberry Prorsum spring '16 runway collection. Burberry Prorsum spring ’16 runway collection. Giovanni Giannoni.

Burberry Prorsum spring '16 runway collection. Burberry Prorsum spring ’16 runway collection. Giovanni Giannoni.

Sometimes, the footwear at Burberry can be a little too tied to the collection’s theme, as opposed to what women want to wear right now. This collection was better — the shoes had a zeitgeist-y desirability that felt on the money. Equally so were the other end notes – chunky chain bags, big blacked-out shades and Malbec-red lips.

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