October 18, 2016
For a heritage brand which chases an ornate, regal quality of uplifting its own spirit and traditions, Burberry sure does remain contemporary. Burberry always seems to be on the forefront of starting trends in fashion, leading by example on many platforms – the “See-Now-Buy-Now approach” being one of the many in which Burberry has pushed fashion further into the future. And now, they’ve delightfully blurred the lines between masculinity and femininity with a gender fluid, androgynous collection that is the Burberry AW16 capsule. The entire collection was unisex, and could be seen pulled off by both gender. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s story Orlando, which revolves around an Elizabethan nobleman who underwent a mysterious sex transition into a woman, the collection boasts of Elizabethan-influenced shapes and silhouettes. Unlike many androgynous collections, Burberry’s distinctive genius lies in its idea of using cuts and shapes to support and define curved hips and breasts – instead of concealing it underneath billowing proportions. There were ruffled mock necks, balloon-like puffs as sleeves, candy-striped silk pyjamas, and english soldier white rope embroidery. The floral jammies were a stunning number, and Burberry’s effortless layering (A floral jacket worn over another tropical silk jacket? Stunning!) seemed to illuminate each and every piece as a true standout number.