Burberry's Autumn/Winter 2016 (or February 2016) Show demonstrated Christopher Bailey's keen efforts and attempt to revive the British label and make it relevant and modern. First off, the show itself is now dubbed as the February Show (vs. the September Show for the coming SS17), representing the alignment in the show and retail schedule, which has actually been quite warmly accepted by the rest of the fashion industry. Second, for this season, Bailey decided to go for a more punk rock vibe, infused with patchworks of bright mustard yellows, leaf greens and metallic pinks, instead of staying with more traditional and reserved brown trench coat styles. Like a handful of other designers who are playing this '70s eclectic card, clothes are obviously eye-catching but may still face challenges in retail.
Fits are relaxed and shapes often carry Scottish, Asian and militaristic influences. Sequins, python and a soft metallic fabric make up most of the tops and dresses, while outwear was comprised of shearling jackets and cashmere navy coats lined with red threading details. All looks were paired with black patterned tights, buckle boots in rubberized leather or snakeskin, and new one-of-a-kind bags called The Patchwork.
Click through to see all 56 looks, and scroll down to watch Burberry's February 2016 Show from London Fashion Week.
All images courtesy of Burberry.