Burberry’s September 2016 collection was unveiled for the first time on the runway which spanned across three rooms painted in dusty hues of pink, green and yellow, keeping in mind the colours of the collection.
The origins of this new men’s and women’s collection, which was shown together for the first time, are found in the architect’s interior and garden designs and a novel called ‘Orlando’.
The walls of the venue were kept bare, nodding to the past and to the people who had inhabited the building before. Inspired by the interior designer Nancy Lancaster, one saw cornicing on the doorways, fabric covered benches and the hand woven carpet that was laid out featuring a pattern based on a ceiling tile found in a house that she had updated.
Enthused by a refection on the way a house changes its character over the years by the people, clothes and cultures that inhabit it. The collection showcases noble and authentic fabrics, blending denim and sweatshirt with cashmere and pyjama silks.
This collection blurs the fine line between masculine and feminine, casual and formal, night and day and creates a new reality. Some of the pieces that stood out in this collection were the deconstructed trench coats, regimental capes, coats and jackets, pea coats, pyjama style trousers, shirts and shorts and ruffle neck shirts.
The Bridle Bag, for men and women which is inspired from the classic British equestrian designs and Burberry’s outdoor heritage was also previewed at the show.
Guests were given the preview of Makers House in the heart of Soho, which will be open to visitor’s from 21st to 27th September, with a daily changing programme of activities and installations showcasing original works by some of Britain’s finest craft makers as well as a display of the entire September collection.
Select styles are available to buy at the Burberry boutique in New Delhi and Mumbai.