Christopher Bailey gave Burberry the Rainbow Check

Christopher Bailey gave Burberry the Rainbow Check

Christopher Bailey has been working for 17 years at the luxury brand Burberry, both as creative-director and later on also as CEO. He was responsible for the very succesful revamping of this classic brand, which is of course famous for it’s gabardine trench coats; lined with the, even better known, trademark plaid in beige, black and red. (created in 1924 and officially named ‘Nova check’).

The Rainbow Check

Mr Bailey is leaving the brand in March 2018 and will leave the company completely by the end of 2018. The last collection under his supervision: The February 2018 Show, is not only a gift to Burberry-Lovers but also to the LGBTQ+ community. The collection was dedicated “to and in support of, some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ+ youth around the world”. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity.’ – Christopher Bailey

And so it happend: ‘The Rainbow Check’ was created. Iconic! Christopher Bailey Burberry Rainbow Check
(A Swatch of the Rainbow Check, pinned to the invites for the Burberry fashionshow at London Fashion Week in February 2018.)

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Fall 2014 Menswear Prada

Fall 2014 Menswear at Prada. What a lovely show, judging from the video (see below) it must have been awesome to sit in the audience! We are not sure why we also see women on the catwalk at a menswear show, but we always like that, it puts everything in a more clear perspective for us. Wow! look at those retro feel gabardine coats and jackets, the fur coats with the seventies feel to them! The pimp shoes and the buttery soft leather dresses. We also loved the and the down-to earth, or traditional silhouettes and the styling with the tied scarves! (but you know that already)  BUT wait a second….what’s up with the bomber (literally; bombs-strapped-to-the-body) type jackets? Oh aha, under a pretty coat they become more easy on the eye! Phew… BAM whats up with those shoes? The ones with the plastic architectonic shaped heels? No, those are never right, nothing can make up for them! We hope this footwear does not catch on in the form of a trend at, for example, GEOX. Anyways, enough with the negative vibes. It is a lovely show to watch: and friends of Mimi Berlin: do notice the orchestra playing Live Music, simply in one word w o n d e r f u l!

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