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NATION REPORTER Leigh-Ann Worrell attended Burberry Prorsum’s Autumn/Winter Womenswear Ready-to-Wear 2014 show at London Fashion Week. The invitation-only event was held in the lush Kensington Gardens and attracted some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment from across the globe.
TO SAY TRAFFIC was at a standstill would have been the understatement of the year. “I really don’t think it will get any better, love, so maybe you might want to take it from ‘ere,” the taxi driver drawled.
It was already 1:30 pm. The women’s collection of Burberry Prorsum’s Autumn/Winter 2014 was going to be shown in half-hour.
If there was one thing I knew, it was that London Standard Time and Bajan Standard Time could not be measured on the same clock.
I also knew I could not be late – the fact that I was the only reporter chosen to attend an event of this calibre was something I was nerve-rackingly excited about.
Slamming the door, I bolted for the gates of Kensington Gardens, noticing one or two fashionistas who were high-tailing it on heels as well.
A bevy of photographers at the garden’s gate was the sign to stop running and look cool in the cold. I made it inside with a more than enough minutes to spare before the lights, cameras and action kicked into gear.
Cara Delevigne, Jourdan Dunn, Malaika Firth and Suki Waterhouse led the famous faces on the catwalk, while Bradley Cooper, Harry Styles and Anna Wintour were among those lining the front row.
The intellect and influence of Bloomsbury Set was the main muse for the ready-to-wear collection, which flaunted soft silhouettes, earthy elderberry and green hues. Mixed prints and patterns were another big feature, with embroidered tulle lace, shearling and bright hand-painted scarves being featured alongside iconic English woven cotton gabardine and equestrian-inspired themes.
Skinny belts were used to add to the easy flow of the pieces, which received deserving nods of admiration from the estimated 1 500 in attendance.
The bags were another big highlight of the Burberry Prorsum show. Geometric shapes and rug motifs decorated the one-of-a-kind hand-painted works.

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