Runway Recap: Burberry's Fall 2016 Grunge Factor

Runway Recap: Burberry’s Fall 2016 Grunge Factor

The finale of the @Burberry show: hand-embroidered sequins on the hand-laid runway #LFW

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Burberry. One brand, so many connotations.

Holding the front-runner prize for being one of the biggest shows on London Fashion Week’s schedule, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey brought surprise elements to his Fall 2016 show.

The layout was circular as opposed to traditional runway, with velvet benches for the guests, the collection had lady-like-grunge-princess vibes, and onlookers were able to view the entire collection at the brand’s Regent Street store, immediately after. The only carryover trend we observed was a live performance by an artist; this season’s performer was English, singer/songwriter, Jake Bugg.

Unkempt hair and smudged eye makeup with gold glitter accents added to the grunge-fest theme, and almost felt like Bailey was paying homage to the late David Bowie, through the medium of beauty. Not only did the creative director announce the brand’s shift towards the “direct to consumer” model, he also introduced The Patchwork, a new bag style which is made up of printed patches and an over-sized buckle.

So the only connotation we’re thinking at the moment is, could this man do any more to astound us!

See below key moments from the Burberry Fall 2016 runway show.

A Patchwork: the new @Burberry collection, live on the runway #LFW

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Models backstage at the @Burberry show: hand-sewn sequins with glitter embellished eyes #LFW

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Backstage at the @Burberry show: Introducing The Patchwork bag #LFW

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Hand-embroidered sequin dresses for the @Burberry Womenswear February 2016 Show #LFW

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An oversize, glossy puffer jacket over a metallic rose pink dress on the @Burberry runway at #LFW

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Shimmer Dust and bright eyes with #EdieCampbell Go backstage at @Burberry with @WendyRowe on @Sephora

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