Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Burberry headlines busy day at London Fashion (Photos)

Models carry umbrellas through plastic 'rain' during the finale of the Burberry Prorsum London 2012 Autumn/Winter collection catwalk show at London Fashion Week in central London, on Feb 20, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AP) - So many beautiful clothes, so little time: London Fashion Week produced its busiest day on Monday, with blockbuster shows including Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane and McQ by Alexander McQueen all jostling for editors' attention.

Day 4 of the weeklong fashion extravaganza saw a futuristic punk aesthetic marry beaded florals at Kane, the hottest young designer showing in the British capital, while Burberry's design chief Christopher Bailey dished up a luxurious collection of English tweed, herringbone and corduroys.
Observers said Kane's autumn and winter show, one of the most eagerly anticipated of the week, highlighted the unorthodox creativity and emphasis on craft that set London's young designers apart from those in other fashion capitals.
'Young British designers these days are reaching ever stronger heights with digital printing,' said Hilary Alexander, a veteran British fashion writer. 'The emphasis on arts and crafts, the embellishment of fabric - they're not afraid to experiment.' Kane, who is known to pair traditionally feminine details with tough futuristic touches, delivered a memorable collection that featured purple leopard prints, intricately beaded floral separates and sheer purple and red dresses embroidered with oversized velvet flowers. Black leather detailing kept the look modern and edgy: Thick leather piping adorned most garments, and some of the dresses also had black leather shirt collars and sleeves.

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