Day 3 & 4 at London Fashion Week was when the big name designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Tom Ford and Burberry Prorsum showcased their S/S 2012 collections.
But Burberry, with its impressive set up in Hyde Park away from the usual venues of the London Fashion Week pulled in a star studded FROW including Sienna Miller, Andy Rodick, Mario Testino, Kanye West etc. Unfortunately our bus from the main venue (Somerset House) arrived late to the show due to surprise surprise London traffic so I was not able to see the show first hand however I’m sure that many of you were able to watch it live via Facebook and perhaps via “Tweetwalk” which tweeted pictures of every look before it hit the runway.
The International Herald Tribune wrote that Christopher Bailey took the coat to places it had never been before. Indeed the S/S 2012 collection was a real departure from the traditional Burberry pieces. It embodied artisan elegance through the African-Inspired prints. Backstage Christopher Bailey was quoted as he described the concept behind the collection. “I loved the idea of craftsmanship, and things that were made by hand, as a contradiction to the pace of the digital world. These pieces were slot to make and made to treasure and last.”
This quote rings very true to us that live and work in Silicon Valley; the heart of the digital world. Where everything is created and resides in digital space. There is something to be said about creating beautiful tangible things with your hands. This is why I love fashion especially couture since most pieces are created by hand and are meant to last and be treasured for a lifetime.
Below are some pictures I snapped and those professionally taken by style.com