Burberry unveils its new line, and it couldn't get any fiercer Image: Facebook
At the Burberry Spring/Summer ’17 show, guests were given a paperback copy of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando upon entrance. Orlando, the pansexual, ageless icon of Woolf’s novel, is also the major influence behind Burberry’s gender-defying new collection. The strong gothic tones to every ensemble made for an electrifying look. Striped silk suits, slouchy pajamas, cavalry jackets were showcased in dark mauve, wild florals and castle prints.
Military capes and ruff collars have rarely be been projected as elements for goth ensembles until now. Burberry’s SS ’17 collection vhanges that as a breakthrough statement in the gender-fluid fashion movement. It paired ribbed cashmere, braided wool and raw denims with puff sleeves and ruffle detailing. The gothic elements turned the androgynous collection into one of the most powerful fashion statements of the year.
Hard-edged androgyny was also a major feature at the Versace show at LFW. Short trench dresses, metallic belts and geometric cut-outs made the collection a striking one.
The Versace SS'17 collection also came across as sexually empowering. See-through gothic tulles, biker tops, asymmetrical hemlines were showcased, along with cropped leather pants and bodysuits.
Christopher Kane proved that bling is still in. His embellished animal prints and velvet detailing made way for an exciting androgynous fashion move. His monotone stripes and silk kimono capes re-defined unisex gothic style and completely owned the runway.