Christopher Bailey, once a relatively unknown designer, came into prominence when he successfully transformed Burberry from a passé label — only known for its trench coats — to a relevant global luxury brand placed at the vanguard of British fashion. Since Burberry's revamping, Christopher's name has been tied to the brand.
That is why it came as a shock to everyone in the fashion industry when he announced late last year that he will be stepping down from his position as Burberry's president and chief creative officer after 17 years. Last Saturday, we saw his final collection for Burberry.
This particular collection is a tribute to the LGBTQ youth, and at the same time a commemoration of Christopher's best hits. It's young, fun and undeniably colourful with its prominent rainbow themes. The main feature is the rainbow makeover of the iconic Burberry check. Aside from that, the floral great coats, aviator jackets, oversized hoodies with eccentric prints and the rainbow puffers were also scene-stealers.