Runway Report: Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015

Christopher Bailey took Burberry to the Boheme for FW15 with a collection that spoke to the wanderlust within us all. Patchworked florals and fringe brought free-spirited Seventies vibes that we’ve been seeing so much of this season, but with distinct Burberry flair, covering trench coats and carry-all bucket bags.

Folklorish tiered-skirt midi dresses were modernized with low necks, cut out details, and bustier accentuating black piping, and layered with vests. Mix and matched floral, mandala, and bandana prints paired with pops of leopard print and camouflage and round-mirror and embroidered details in a whirlwind trip of seemingly quirky vintage finds, each with a unique story and many more adventures to be had.

As expected from Burberry, the outerwear game was particularly strong, from dramatic fringed ponchos, fur capes, quilted print shearlings, and patchwork suede trenches finished with whipstitch and fringe details. Looks were matched with loose waves and smoky brown eyes, and accessorized with round-framed shades nodding to Janis Joplin and pom-pom bracelets that could have been found on travels through a street market in Marrakech. And can we talk about those over-the-knee patchwork suede boots? Major.  Bailey took a little piece of our heart right there. Burberry, bohemian looks mighty good on you.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.