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Seeing Burberry's collection for Spring/Summer 2014 brings a huge sigh of relief. Finally, a collection that oozes pure Britishness and if it wasn't London Fashion Week, it probably wouldn't look like it belonged because the all-British vibe was clearly felt through the clothes. Everything about the collection was utter perfection. From the sexy, yet tasteful, clothes in a multitude of sherbet hues, to the gorgeous Hyde Park venue, combined with the wonderful sunny weather and the simple fact that supermodels Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn walked in it.
For Spring 2014, Burberry Prorsum officially left the hard-edgy-punk style in favor of a delicious array of candy colors. From tints of mint, soft rose pink and light daisy yellow to lilac and powder blue, pastels ruled the runway and gave the show a much needed laid-back vibe. True to his "very gentle, very tender" approach to the collection, Christopher Bailey used fabrics such as delicate Nottingham floral lace and soft cashmere in sheer to create covetable pieces, ranging from high-waisted pencil skirts to cocktail dresses. The result? Feminine "light as a feather" looks with just the right dose of sex appeal. The understatedly sexy sheer skirts and patterned lace tops were hinting enough to get people thinking (and talking). The phenomenal amount of lace actually makes it quite safe to say that Mr. Bailey used miles of it in this collection.
The lush re-invented outerwear was clearly the main attraction of the show. Think voluminous cardigans in a faded pink, comfy cashmere sweaters and body-con suede coats in pale lilac and mint, with hints of shimmer from the cinched bejeweled belts. Not even Burberry's signature trench was spared from a makeover, turning up on the runway in mint, blue and pink shades of color. The coats aptly amped up the silhouettes, giving the airy dresses both shape and definition.
Later in the show, the collection took a fun, more whimsical turn with the use of graphic polka dots and stripes, as well as oval-shaped sunglasses. Global It-girl Cara Delevingne rounded off the stunning collection in a translucent rain coat and floral lace look. Looking back at the rest of the shows at London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2014, this show was, hands-down, the favorite.