Burberry autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWLondon Fashion Week AW17
Burberry’s autumn/winter 2017 collection was inspired by the abstract English sculptor Henry Moore. The overall collection had a historical fluidity, which was emphasized by the oversized Victorian neck ruffles, frills and organza fabrics.
The oversized items created a unique artisanal effect through detailed macramé-looking appliques. The collection was an authoritative exchange of energy between light and dark, which encapsulated feathers, beads, knots and ropes. Each different look seemed to emulate a specific role, similar to a royal court or chess pieces in a game of fashion.
The soft layers of white dresses, inspired by classic shirting designs, were wrapped in knitted jersey wear, referencing the hallowed forms of Moore’s art. The catwalk looks were accessorised with the new DK88 bag and mid-calf knitted boots with a sculpted circular heel.
The collection composed of layers, exaggerated sleeves or sweaters with nautical intricate rope appliqués, also included classic, multi-coloured chemises, which featured Henry Moore sculptures. Shades of pallid white, camel, grey and black were predominant, and the multitude of beads, feathers and glitter created a royal yet contemporary feel.
Burberry’s autumn/ winter 2017 collection was a fusion of abstract styles, just like the captivating work by their muse, Henry Moore.
Photos: Courtesy of Burberry/Josh Olins