Burberry Prorsum, Pringle of Scotland and Christopher Kane were among the designers on day four of London Fashion Week.
As expected from Burberry, celebrities including Kanye West, Sienna Miller, Gemma Arterton, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and photographer Mario Testino occupied its front row. Of the trade, Vogue’s Anna Wintour sat in the best seats.
Burberry took the unusual step of Tweeting about its collection before it was shown on the catwalk.
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey received plenty of applause for a collection that updates the idea of the English rose, with tea dresses and linen skirts, though African-inspired prints and the use of burnt orange and khaki gave the spring–summer 2012 collection additional pizazz.
Pringle, under a new design director, Alistair Carr (formerly of Balençiaga), stayed true to the brand’s style. While the foundation was grey knitwear, Carr brought in stripes, twin-sets, and bright colour geometric patterns, but nothing that would upset the core customer. He used asymmetry to good effect, particularly on the later coats, which were buttoned askew.
Christopher Kane showed ﬂoral dresses and jackets, but with prints that stood out thanks to their bright colours, on foundations of grey and blue. Kane also showed jewelled jeans, skirts and dresses, and metallic jackets and skirts that had subtle ﬂoral patterns.
Videos below are from Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Pringle of Scotland, Antipodium, Antonio Berardi, Michael van der Ham, Mark Fast, Burberry Prorsum, Todd Lynn, Christian Blanken, Erdem, Giles, Unique and a day four highlight reel.
Pringle of Scotland
Michael van der Ham
Day four highlights