Pale flower petals showered attendees at the end of Burberry’s Spring 2014 show, held at Kensington Gardens in Kensington Gore. The flagrant blooms were a reference, no doubt, to English Roses, an urbane term for a rare breed of British girls, revered for their ladylike mannerisms and effortless beauty. Fittingly, Christopher Bailey outfitted his English Roses in girly Nottingham lace, cast in a sugary sweet color palette of cool mints, blush pinks, lilacs, and baby blues. But the innocence ended there. Cara Delevingne’s suggestively sheer pink top and coordinating pencil skirt aptly demonstrated that Bailey’s Brits have a bit of kick.
The brand has been all about revealing underpinnings since their latex offerings for Fall 2013, and continued the trend for Spring with models showing off their knickers in a series of see through knee length pencil skirts.
Pastel colored coats balanced out the sheer selections, and came equipped with rounded collars and abbreviated sleeves. Standard Burberry trenches were given an upgrade with brilliant embellishments and waist cinching belts, some fashioned out of lace, mimicking the collection’s main offerings.
Red carpet looks were few and far between, though I could see an A-lister sidling up to one or two one shouldered gowns.
Bold show attendees, like Carine Roitfeld, have already experimented with delectably sheer looks while out and about. It’s hard to imagine a girl about town running about showing off her underwear, though most will find solace in this season’s updated and pretty trench coats. Brand fans Victoria Beckham and Rita Ora will also find quite a lot to lust over come next Spring. I can’t wait to see who will be the first to rock this embellished mint trench with contrasting braided pink belt.