There was no doubt that Christopher Bailey’s last show was going to be one massive nostalgic celebration. The Burberry creative director wouldn’t have it any other way.
And in all his 17 years at the house, this last collection perfectly represented the man himself.
Kicking off at the dive club basement in Yorkshire, where the designer made his first appearance as someone to watch, model-activist Adwoa Aboah opened the show by gracing the runway with a rainbow covered skirt. A perfect opening that depicted the show to be in honour of LGBTQ youth.
His final collection, named ‘Time’, not only honoured gay pride but also explored the past, present and future of Burberry and British street culture from the 80’s and 90’s.
To go out with a bang, the designer surprisingly bought back capsules from the labels '80s collection including sweatshirts, checkered bucket hats and baseball caps mixed with shell suits, over-sized jerseys worn over skirts, sheer textured dresses and not to mention everything was covered in rainbow colour.
The biggest surprise of the show, though, was Cara Delevingne’s return to the runway to close the show.
The model-turned-actor who wore a grand rainbow-coloured fur coat had been absent from Fashion Weeks since Chanel’s Ritz Pre-Fall spectacular back in 2016.
No need for breaking in the shoes again, Cara Delevingne strutted down the aisle with full confidence as she dramatically swished her coat all over the show. It was only fitting that the model close the show, as a strong advocated behind LGBTQ and a familiar face to Burberry she was the right girl for the job.
(Images from Vogue)