Every fashion week there is always one designer which stands out from the rest in my mind. This year there were so many candidates for this crown. Christopher Kane's sublime take on summer of love complete with sheer floral embellished dresses looked so current and so nostalgic at the same time.
|Christopher Kane SS12|
Vivienne Westwood didn't disappoint and her grandiose and anarchist collection of deconstructed pinstriped suits and draped dresses. The fact Viv's BFF Pamela Anderson made an appearance on the front row made the whole show even better.
|Pamela Anderson at Vivienne Westwood SS12|
However, the one that really stood out to me was Burberry. The whole of London was a-buzz with Christopher Bailey's new offerings and the fash-pash came out in droves to view his collection. Burberry muse and face of their Body fragrance, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley , looked fantastic in a bright orange trench coat and leather trousers. Not to mention Anna Wintor, Mario Testino, Kanye West, Sarah Jessica Parker and Alexa Chung. Phew.
|Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with Christopher Bailey|
|Part of the front row at Burberry|
There were definitely Oriental and tribal touches to the collection with dresses embellished with brightly-coloured beading, crochet collars and bold prints. It was certainly one of the most colourful collections we have seen from Burberry in a while and I loved the freshness and vibrancy of it all. Of course, if there is one thing I will be channelling from the collection right now, it is the playful bobble hats that adorned the models heads. Cute and perfect for Winter.
If you are and impatient soul and want the SS12 Burberry look right now, there are plenty of ways you can go about it...
All the skirts were below the knee and around mid-calf length. Classy and refreshingly cool there are plenty of versions on the High Street.
This one from American Apparel is my favourite:
Chambray Mid-Length Skirt, £48, available at American Apparel.
The classic beige trench took on a distinctly more colourful twist. There was also plenty of detailing on the top, giving it a modern touch.
This one from the Outnet is a good alternative:
See by Chloe Embroidered Linen Coat,
£520 £260, available at the Outnet.
Now for the accessories. The all-important bobble hats shone in the collection and, best of all, this is the perfect look for Winter.
This one from Pure Luxuries will give you an instant update:
Seven Gauge Studios Chevron Bobble Hat, £25, available at Pure Luxuries.
The other important accessory seen on the runway was the humble waist belt. Given a new twist by being worn over chunky coats and dresses, it is a simple but highly affective way to get the Burberry look.
This All Saints number is perfect:
Cassandra Wide Waisted Belt,
£85 £42.50, available at All Saints.