“The recent return to London, a city I discovered while still a student, caused me nostalgia. It's a place where I learned to be myself, and a city where I gained the confidence to be who I am today. I feel great pride in remembering the beginning of my career when I was a budding designer still learning the craft and looking for inspiration wherever I could find it.
The Memories collection also reflects the rich heritage and uniqueness of these fashion houses - from the yellowish Burberry color palette and raincoats to classic costumes and loose-fitting coats. The latter are combined with new, contemporary silhouettes, patterns and fabrics.
Models presenting the collection stepped on a mirrored podium in the National Hall of the Olympic Exhibition Center in the Kensington area. The live music track was performed by famous pianist sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque and music producer Arca during the show. David Chalmin's Distant Places, Franz Schubert's Fantasy in F Minor, and Phillip Glass's Four Movements for Two Pianos, among other tracks.
The spectacular show was watched by more than 800 guests including Cate Blanchett, Odell Beckham Jr., FKA Twigs, Lourdes Leon, Jacob Elordi, Hunter Schafer, Naomi Campbell, Micheal Ward, Skin, AJ Tracey, Kristen McMenamy, Mari Natsuki, Yolanda Hadid, Ladyfag , Luka Sabbat, Shay, Boychild, Wu Tsang, Lea T, Mahmood, ASAP Nast, William Djoko, Burna Boy, Dajana Roncione, Joy Crookes, Lous and The Yakuza, Rina Sawayama and Sippin 'T.
The podium has seen new faces as well as models working with Burberry for many years, including Ugbad Abdi, Izaak Adu, Maxwell Annoh, Benji Arvay, Thialda Bok, Mariacarla Boscono, Alexis Chaparro, Sora Choi, He Cong, Lucas Davey, Matteo Ferri, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Kacie Hall, Tara Halliwell, Nozomu Ito, Kristians Jakovlevs, Kendall, Tashi Jay-Kwayie, Amanda Martins, Hannah Motler, Reece Nelson, Usman Obe, Jay Park, Keone Pillay, Faretta Radic, Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Fran Summers, Mona Tougaard, Rianne van Rompaey and Astrid Voss.
The men's and women's collection includes classic Burberry raincoats, loose-fitting coats and rider-inspired quilted jackets, as well as collarless coats, suits, rider's pants and puffed skirts. New textures and patterns have been added to the collection. The Olympia bag collection also comes in three different size handbags. The presentation also featured an enlarged version of the Pocket Bag, the Society and checkered luggage.
Burberry Fashion House supports the carbon neutral initiative, and the necessary steps have been taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the show.
BURBERRY 2020 fall-winter collection:
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