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Celebrities Flock To Burberry's Latest Collection

posted 17 Sept 2013, 06:54 by Mpelembe   [ updated 17 Sept 2013, 06:54 ]

Iconic British fashion house Burberry draws inspiration from classic British heritage as it showcases its Spring/Summer collection for 2014 at London Fashion Week.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 16, 2013) (REUTERS) - Scottish cashmere and Nottingham lace were brought together on Monday (September 16) as British fashion giant Burberry showcased its Spring/Summer collection for 2014 at London Fashion Week.

Mixing craft, gentleness and romance and marrying the themes with high technology, the show brought together an idea of an English rose garden, spiking red roses in amongst softer, dusty colours on the catwalk.

Harry StylesNaomie HarrisSienna MillerHayley Atwell and Anna Wintour were all among attendees at the show, held in a glass-roofed box.

One Direction band member Styles said Burberry was a quintessential British label.

"Yeah I think it's a brand that has always been an iconic British band, I think it always will be pretty iconic," he told Reuters.

"Like I said before, you can wear a coat from years and years ago and it still kind of looks good. It's just understated and subtle and quite cool, so," he said.

Leaves were dropped onto the catwalk and front row of spectators at the show's culmination.

Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey said the show tried to show he lived with his eyes open.

"We've go the most incredible archive and the most incredible heritage and I try to take that and build on it and understand the nuances so it doesn't become cliched," he said.

"So if we're talking about an 'English Rose' - how can we change that to a modern point of view?" he added, saying it was also wonderful to be able to add bags to the collection.

"It's quite compact and you can get a lot of detail into it, and a bag is something that you really need to look at the form, the function, the aesthetic and also the emotional aspect because a bag gives you a lot of attitude, it's not just a functional thing so bags are doing incredibly well," he told Reuters Television.

Founded in 1856, Burberry describes itself as the world's leading digital luxury brand.

American designer Tom Ford is due to showcase his new collection later on Monday.

London Fashion Week concludes on Tuesday (September 17).