Hey, I know what’re you thinking about. Yes, the Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time in her life the 91-year-old attended London Fashion Week, on the front row at British designer Richard Quinn’s show, next to Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour. But the fashion moment that moved all people was the final collection of Christopher Bailey for Burberry, at London Fashion Week FW2018. Art and fashion, again, in Burberry show. And social conscience, as well.
“My final collection at Burberry is dedicated to – and in support of – some of the best and brightest organisations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity”, said Christopher Bailey, Burberry President and Chief Creative Officer.
A runway at London Fashion Week FW2018, to be remembered…
- “Time” is Christopher Bailey’s final collection for the brand.
- The collection was presented against a multisensory installation that forms part of a new collaboration with United Visual Artists (UVA). “Our Time”, a piece of work on loan from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Australia, investigates the subjective experience of the passing of time through movement, light and sound, and was reimagined in collaboration with Christopher, to provide the backdrop to the runway collection.
- The Rainbow check, the latest iteration of Burberry’s most iconic symbol and designed as part of Christopher’s dedication of his last collection to LGBTQ+ communities, featured throughout the show.
- A capsule of reissued archive pieces from the 1980s and 1990s rereleased as part of this collection is now available for immediate purchase.
- The installation’s pendulums swung to their own rhythm in time to the show’s soundtrack by Jimmy Somerville, The Communards and Bronski Beat.
- Models including past and present campaign stars Adwoa Aboah, Jean Campbell, Montell Martin and Edie Campbell, and also Cara Delevingne.
- To solidify its support of LGBTQ+ communities, Burberry has made donations to three charities – the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Trevor Project and ILGA – all dedicated to broadening the awareness, mentoring and resources available around the world.
Photography: www.burberry.com / United Visual Artists, Our Time, 2016, Collection Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Hobart, Australia
Fantastic beasts and where to find them: Burberry FW2017/2018 collection