Other than Tom Ford, Burberry is another label trying out the seasonless see-now-buy-now concept. Today’s show was the first show of the brand’s new strategy with the men’s and women’s collections revealed together. The items presented on the runway are actually available for purchase in store.
“It’s very much the culture in the company to move forward, to try new things,” said Christopher Bailey, the chief creative and CEO. “Nothing is forever, we are testing things, we will reflect after the show what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, how should we have done it better. We certainly don’t have all the answers.”
Burberry fall winter 2016 collection at London fashion week is inspired by the book of “Orlando” by Virginia Woolf. It’s about the tale of a poet who switches genders and lives through several centuries.
While the cloth on the runway may be mixed with details of the Elizabethan era and modern day, the women’s shoes are very much up to date with a nod to rock’n’roll. The chunky heel boots feature leather and snakeskin upper, intensively studded lace up front, buckled strap across the front, cut out on the side and deep cut platform.
The golden tassels on the side of army boots set a romantic tone contrasting the tough and edgy looks of the rest.
For men’s shoes, Chelsea boots made of suede were presented on the runway, perfect in its simplicity and functional for trans-season concept.
Scroll down to see the photos of Burberry shoes fall 2016 on the runway: