“As bright as the rainbow”. - Christopher’s final collection at Burberry is a celebration of the reimagined iconic designs from Burberry’s archive and his own archive after in house for 17 years.
“Time,” Christopher Bailey’s final collection for the brand, against a multisensory installation that forms part of a new collaboration with United Visual Artists (UVA). This is the “TIME” of making a grand tribute to the British made fashion, the British made music, the generation of youth, and the global arts. Christopher has a specific taste for music, and an aspiration for putting the British music under the spotlight, to make it loud by perfectly combining the live performance with the show. “Reflecting the past, celebrating the present, heralding the future,” the artwork “Our Time” appeared on the runway was a loan from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, Australia, the pendulums swung in their rhythm in their own time with the soundtrack. This collection made the best review of Christopher’s creative dedication to this great British brand. The casual elegance reflected on a mix&match of a sheer beaded dress with a retro white sports jumper, and the reinvented check print baseball cap, the signature poncho, the aviator, the polka dots, and trench, military coat and of course, the rainbow: A highlight throughout the entire collection. This is Christopher’s dedication to LGBTQ+ communities. “ There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.” Says Christopher Bailey.
Text: Gareth Chow