Christopher Bailey is going to be very busy chez Burberry. The Brit designer has been named CEO in addition to his design role as chief creative officer. Bailey replaces Angela Ahrendts, who served in the role since 2006, and in 2012 was reportedly the highest-paid CEO in the U.K. with a salary of $26.3 million.
Finally London got a break from boring old rain showers thanks to Christopher Bailey making it rain petals during the finale of his pastel collection. Some of the freshest show styles were riffs on the classic trench, a topper which made a surprise appearance this time around in pale blue lace with large embellishments, cinched with a wide pink belt covered in petite blooms. Another, more relaxed trench was shown in classic beige, but its wool fabric and draped shoulders gave the outerwear piece a more casual air. One separate that is quickly becoming a signature for the British brand? The pencil skirt, which surfaced throughout the Spring spate in a variety of prints and fabrications. For spring, expect to dress up your pencil skirt wardrobe with sheer lace, a sexy drape with a slit, a black and white horizontal stripe, as well as a playfully jewel-encrusted nude number. The boys got a little bit of face time next to the girls, stealing (some) attention thanks to graphic button downs, bright suede sneakers, bold skinny ties, and some cozy relaxed jackets. A fresh outlook for spring indeed!
While musicians don’t always get the best rep for smelling like roses, Burberry Brit Rhythm is bound to change that assumption. This scent for dapper dudes is the first fragrance launch from the brand since April 2013, when their beauty business was brought in-house. The latest whiff of Burberry takes inspiration from music, continuing with their current musically-themed initiatives.
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Wondering what all that hullabaloo was at Burberry’s flagship in London last night? Indie Brit band Kaiser Chiefs rocked out for creative director Christopher Bailey and over 1,000 guests to mark the launch of Live at 121 Regent Street, a series of ticketed events that brings together your favorite coupling, fashion and music.