Cara Delevingne closes Burberry’s rainbow-themed fashion show.
Bisexual model Cara Delevingne closed Burberry’s West London fashion show wearing a giant rainbow cape.
The show, the last for Christopher Bailey who is retiring as president and chief creative officer for the brand, took place in a giant warehouse. The collection included a lot of streetwear-inspired pieces, a bit of nostalgia, and a socially progressive message—one of LGBTI acceptance.
Burberry collaborated with United Visual Artists on creating the atmosphere at the venue. The warehouse was decked out in long, swinging spotlights hanging from the ceiling and a giant prism of rainbow lasers the models walked through during the show’s finale.
‘It’s quite a poignant collection just because it’s my last one, but it made me start thinking about the importance of time. I think we are living in such an interesting period, chaotic and upsetting and changing,’ Bailey said before the show. ‘I wanted to try and reflect that in some way in the collection.’
Bailey utilized Burberry’s archives and brought back prints the brand did in the 1960s, 70s, and early 80s. ‘It’s a real mishmash of things. A mélange of all of that. The sentiment of the show is about the future and how exciting and positive it is. I hope it is. I’m an optimist, my glass is half full,’ he said.
This season, Burberry also reissued popular pieces from the 80s and 90s that went on sale immediately. The fashion show also featured many pieces from the Rainbow Check Collection, which supports charities that help LGBTI youth.
Check out images and videos from the show, including of Delevingne, as well as the Rainbow Check Collection below:
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