The Functionregalia Collection by Burberry
Burberry’s Womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 show took place in its custom-built show venue in London’s Kensington Gardens.
Over 1000 guests attended including iconic Burberry campaign girls Kate Moss, Jourdan Dunn, Suki Waterhouse, Cara Delevingne, and Sienna Miller alongside its newest stars Clara Paget, Holliday Grainger, Amber Anderson, Oscar Tuttiett, Harry Treadaway and Tom Odell.
Other guests included Anna Wintour, director Baz Luhrmann, actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Chay Suede, Naomie Harris, Guey Lun Mei, Mélanie Laurent, Sun Li, Miriam Yeung, Liu Wen and Araya A. Hargate, and musicians Annie Clarke (St Vincent), Rhodes, Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, Gabriel Day-Lewis and Yulia.
Classic coats and functional pieces were mixed with elements of regalia including metallic cording, crested buttons and hand-embroidered military motifs. English lace and floor length satin dresses were paired with leather biker jackets, and regimental tailoring with tie-dye tulle.
The latest collection introduced the Burberry Rucksack in gabardine-constructed nylon and the Belt Bag in black English suede. The Spring/Summer 2016 beauty look was also revealed and features satin skin with natural contouring and a strong lip.
In the latest chapter of the brand’s digital innovation story, Burberry followers were able to see a preview of the collection through the first ever Snapchat Show– looks from the collection were shared live as finishing touches were being made in Burberry’s headquarters in London – an industry, platform and brand first.
Burberry’s show coverage on Snapchat also included a never-seen-before glimpse into the brand’s design studios, and featured a special appearance by Anna Wintour, receiving her invitation to the show, as well as live reactions on the red carpet from guests as they arrived.
British singer Alison Moyet performed the live soundtrack to the show, accompanied by a 32-piece orchestra conducted by Joe Duddell from an orchestra pit in the centre of the runway.
The performance was filmed for Burberry’s new, dedicated channel on Apple Music, which launched earlier this month, making Burberry the first global brand to launch a channel on the platform. The full show soundtrack, “Alison Moyet Live for Burberry”, will be available to purchase through the iTunes Store and for streaming through the Burberry Apple Music channel.