FASHION FROM ABROAD: Brits Heart Burberry

Fashion From Abroad

In 1856, Burberry was founded by Thomas Burberry, a 21-year-old draper’s apprentice. At 21-years-old, this man started one of Britain’s most iconic brands. Although this is not a common fact to all, Fashionistas can always recognize its trademark tartan pattern. The brand has continued to thrive into the 21st century and kept the notorious tartan pattern in its collections today. In the Burberry Prorsum fall 2014 show, hosted next to the home of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Kensington Gardens, plaid made an appearance. Although there were new innovations to the brand with flower designs on dresses, scarves and coats, every single model left the show wearing traditional Burberry tartan. This is a motif of British fashion really. Despite a modernizing society there is a sense of tradition seen through their architecture and the royal family.

The last model to leave the Burberry Prorsum fall 2014 show was the infamous Cara Delevingne. She was draped in her Burberry tartan patterned cashmere blanket worn as a shawl with her initials ‘CJD’ boldly printed at the bottom. I got to see her in person after the show and when I passed this Fashionista on the street I had found Cara D’s doppleganger. She is rocking a tartan shawl and the fringe effect on the bottom gives the usually traditional look some edge. Leather is the new black in London and this Fashionista proves it with her leather leggings. This fabric is even making its way into spring and summer in the form of shorts, leather is not leaving anytime soon! Black booties elongate this Fashionista’s stature by blending perfectly with her leggings. Finishing off her look is a pair of big framed glasses, a trend borrowed from the ’70s.

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