LFW... What can I say?


Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 details of the womens wear collection

This year London fashion week matched the weather. It was unpredictable, mostly uninspiring and a little bit odd. I was looking forward to it, as always. I even wanted to go to London. At the end, I stayed put and followed the shows via style.com being grateful to my gut feeling that kept me home because, to be honest, it looked like I didn't miss that much. 

Emma Hill was gone. Cara designed three bags obviously aimed to her age-group (thought I often wonder how those kids can buy a £1000+ designer bag as if it was something they could casually pick from Tesco). Victoria Beckham admitted that she would love to design her own shoe collection. TopShop sent down a collection of looks that made me think of past Carven, Wang, Vuitton with a touch of Blumarine (though I should probably add at this point that I will want to try some of those clothes once they are available). Both Erdem and Mary Katrantzou (why, Mary, why? You were SO good at what you were doing before, so one of a kind!) found their inspiration in some of the recent Valentino designs (with Mary's also resembling earlier Paco Rabanne collections) and Temperley just took me back to Alberta Ferretti... The hair on my head kept standing up and moving against my will. I wanted to cry. 

Burberry Prorsum was my last hope and fortunately, Christopher Bailey didn't disappoint. Not just that, he made me feel happy. 

Burberry is very close to my heart. Literally. We live a short drive away from Thomas Burberry's place of birth, so it's not just the clothes I am emotionally attached to, but the history of the brand and its creator, too. Add the other elements I cannot live without - silk scarves, cashmere, trenches covered in hand-painted flower motives to turn them in a wearable art form, and you just hit every single spot in me. 

Bailey certainly hinted us what the collection would be like by including some of the details in his Pre-Fall back in November, but being a good designer, he surprised everyone beyond any expectations. 

Brocades became bigger and bolder, romantic dresses changed shapes, but remained youthful and coquettish hiding behind silk and cashmere scarves, lightweight organdie trenches or cozying under scrumptious layers of shearling jackets and lambs wool coats cinched with a belt. And everything, absolutely everything, from those floaty stoles to the suede open toe booties, were covered in blooms resembling aquarelles, oil canvas and folk art combined... 

Not only Christopher Bailey kept me sane, he also made me dream. And I love him for that.

Edie Campbell Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 fashion show
Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 Womens Wear Fashion show London Fashion Week

Cara Delevingne Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 show London Fashion Week
Details Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 Fashion show London Fashion Week
Malaika Firth Burbery Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 collection London fashion week
Burberry Prorsum Bloomsbury bag Fall Winter 2014
Sung Hee Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 show London fashion week
Open toe ankle boots Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 details
Ysaunny Brito Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 show London fashion week
Carla Ciffoni Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 show London fashion week
Jourdan Dunn Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 London Fashion Week
Kai Newman Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2014 London fashion week details
Malaika Firth Burbery Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 collection London fashion week
Elena Bartels and Sam Rollinson backstage at Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show
Flower hand-painted details Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 collection
Burberry Prorsum Bloosmbury bag Fall Winter 2014 collection
Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2014 detailsIf you want to make some of your dreams real and have a little Burberry of your own, you can shop the Burberry Prorsum runway until 3 March 2014 - the selection includes outerwear, accessories, Bloomsbury bags and limited edition make-up.

Burberry Prorsum limited edition make-up Autumn Winter 2014

Photo source: Burberry Prorsum Facebook & Pinterest, wwd.com

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  1. I have to say I was equally enamoured by the Burberry collection, its almost a given that it will be outstanding. I was disillusioned by Mary and Emilia and Erdem as well, where were the pretty prints we have all come to know and love..sigh...if something aint broke, dont fix it, right? Thanks for sharing your opinion on my last post.

  2. I have a post scheduled for today on Burberry as well --- and like you, the collection made me very happy. I loved the opened toed boots and the back of that black & sheer top was gorgeous.

  3. Burberry was pretty amazing indeed! Love it!

    XO Imke

  4. I have your same thoughts regargarding the whole LFW. But as you, Burberry was my ever fav. It surprised me a lot, is bold, eyecatching and dreamy. Something I wouldnt never expected from the brand. Bailey is a genius. Kisses Natalia xo

  5. I've always had a little fascination with Burberry myself. Always lusting over the brand. Such classy and luxurious pieces.
    XO, Gina

  6. I loved the Burberry show! I wanted to watch it live but my laptop decided to only let me hear the sound without the video so that was a bummer...:( And what you said about LFW: I haven't had time to watch all the photos on style.com yet (I need at least until Easter for that) but it's so crazy that you can tell that Temperly and Topshop took their inspiration from other designers (and you can name them too!!!). That's a true fashion genius speaking haha :) Ok and I have a confession to make I actually looked at Mary Katrantzou (because together with Burberry Prorsum she's my favourite and I always look at the photos as soon as they're available) but I loved her designs! But I'm going to look through the Valentino collections now to see if I can recognise that she took over some ideas!!

    ps thanks for your comment about the heels, it made me laugh so hard haha:) I actually love working out, it's a big part of my life however I very much like your idea of buying good shoes instead of sports equipment hahah!! And about 'heels being bad for your back' sadly in my case it's true because I have arthrosis so I have to watch how often I'm walking in heels or I will regret it later... (I can walk in them, but just not too often).

    1. Hi sweetheart, for references look at Valentino S/S 2014 and also Valentino Couture SS 2013 (one of these dresses also inspired a more recent piece of RL collection...) and Valentino SS 2013... I actually liked the TopShop pieces and will most likely even look through the collection once it's available to buy... I just can't help but notice all the similarities, but then I guess, fashion goes around and comes around... ;)

  7. Christopher Bailey. My absolute favorite!

  8. Thx for sharing!



  9. I know I've said it before, but I will say it again - LFW disappoints me every time, no matter how low I set my expectations. But Burberry, on the other hand, never does. It was one of the only LFW shows I watched in live stream this year and I fell in love with the coats - the yellow and coral that you've showcased here are two of my very favourites.

  10. That collection is really soo nice.


  11. Oh my! How refreshing these prints are, and the mixing! Who would have thought but how trend setting. I LOVE it!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  12. Great post. I had to laugh at the Cara comment. You are right So much fuss about three bags and backpacks at it. I loved Burrberry show. Those open toe booties are gorgeous and bags...oh, my. Definitively the best collection from the LFW.

    Fabulous 30s

  13. You're right that this collection didn't disappoint! The painterly prints and flowy dresses were especially dreamy to me.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  14. What a great and inspiring post honey! Beautiful picks!

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  15. Lots of warm colours and prints. I would love to watch one of those shows live x

  16. I love your writing style... and the honesty! I completely agree, Burberry looked great. I am not a traditional Burberry fan, but I really loved the softness of the prints.

  17. Very impressive designs! A new way to see Burberry and I love it.

  18. Those prints are just gorgeous.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  19. I'm really disappointed Mulberry put their prices up, ugh. So many beautiful pieces from Burberry! I really like Mary Katrantzou too.

    Tara xo

  20. Really inspiring post!

  21. Доброе утро,день или вечер,Наталия!
    Если честно,очень ждала Вашей почты о Burberry Prorsum LFW,febr. 2014......:)*

    Неожиданное творческое явление для столь классического и привычного брэнда!
    Я рассматривала долго и пристально росписи на ботиночках и сумках....
    Интересно,что практически все ткани для тренчкоат тоже расписаны будто бы вручную( акварель,пастэль....).Мне даже некоторые рисунки-росписи напомнили детскую непосредственность! Надо же суметь так все преподнести,все собрать в одну коллекцию,что весь мир просто ахнул!!!

    Обилие красок и смешение цветов,а так же безумное колличество самых разнообразных принтов,совмещенных в коллекции заставляют посмотреть на стиль "Burberry" совершенно другими глазами.
    У меня был небольшой шок,прямо скажу!

    Бесконечное великолепие шарфов и шалей-это просто мечта.................
    Я представила себе,что имея возможность преобрести всю эту роскошь,тебе необходимо иметь ко всему этому так же безупречное чувство вкуса и стиля!:)))*
    Потомучто без умения комбинровать вещи в гардеробе и хорошего чувства вкуса,может получится просто винигрет....

    Что касается меня,я скорее всего выберу однотонные пальто или же тренчи,дополнив их при возможности такими великолепными аксессуарами из коллекции как расписанная обувь,шарфы(от которых я просто без ума...!:))),ну и сумки конечно же!!!

    Наташенька,спасибо огромное за Ваш неподражемый,чудесный пост!


    И помните как Вы мне сказали: "не расстраивайтесь" по поводу коллекции Marchesa.....:)*

    Хочу так же Вам сказать,из года в год дизайнеры меняют свои коллекции и порой действительно повторяются или же начинают копировать......

    Мне так нравится читать Ваш блог,Наташа,спасибо большое!

    1. Ох, я обожаю Ваши сообщения! В них столько тепла и понимания! Спасибо Вам огромное за это!
      Виолетта, в коллекции все-все-все было расписано вручную! Каждый ботиночек и плащ и сумка... Как же мне хочется что-нибудь для себя. Пальто, конечно, было бы мечтой. Или одно из платьев. А какие платки... Но все так дорого и недосягаемо

  22. I love this colours, this mood....wonderful!
    kisses Gi.
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  23. I love your blog

  24. Oh dear, I haven't watched the London shows yet! Burberry collection is beautiful and new, love it! I usually love Mary Katrantzou, now I dread going and check. Loved reading your recap!
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    1. Vale, what you need to remember is that it's just my opinion - you may like it. Personally I was put off for two reasons - I thought it looked a lot like Valentino's SS 2014 and also was really looking forward to her unique prints and shapes that made her stand out from the crowd before. I loved her previous collections! This one just didn't work for me, though I know quite a few people liked it. x

  25. Nice post with very impressive design. :)


  26. Beautifully said, I especially liked the closure - the last sentence. It was nice reading your take on the collection and the LFW in general




  27. An absolute GORGEOUS collection! The soft prints were fabulous. That's the kind of prints I like. I saw Cara's bags Natalia...HIDEOUS. HaHaHa I'm glad you stayed put too! It sounded disappointing.That's ashame. When designers lack inspiration, we should be worried.

  28. Amazing collection indeed! I literally loved almost everything I saw! And that happens really rarely!