Burberry celebrates the city of LA with an event at the iconic Griffith Observatory
“Tonight we were proud to celebrate fashion, music and Britishness at the iconic Griffith Observatory. It was a privilege to be here with so many friends in such a wonderful city and the home of our new Rodeo Drive store.” Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer
London in Los Angeles – A British Journey
British luxury brand Burberry celebrated its London hometown in Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry, with an event at the iconic landmark Griffith Observatory. Celebrating fashion, music and all things British on 16 April 2015.
The event was attended by over 700 guests from around the world including Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, David, Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Beckham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Anna Wintour, Rose Byrne, Jamie King, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Bellamy, Ellie Goulding, Adrian Grenier, Gemma and Arthur Mornington, Cat Deeley.
The evening began with guests entering a specially created English garden through wrought iron Georgian gates, inspired by the Royal Parks of London. The landscaped garden, filled with British lavender and roses, provided the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the Hollywood Hills.
The journey continued as guests took their seats in the custom-built show space, to watch the brand’s runway show featuring the Burberry family of models including Naomi Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Sam Rollinson, Charlotte Wiggins, Malaika Firth, Ella Richards, Amber Anderson, George Barnett and George Le Page, showcasing the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 womens and mens collections.
Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear – “Patchwork, Pattern & Prints” Collection
- A collection of paisley and floral bohemian prints inspired by Durham quilts, patchwork prints and animal and camouflage printed lace.
- Featuring The Bucket Bag, The Long Fringe Scarf in check cashmere, the Ponytail boot and The Burberry Round Shades collection of sunglasses.
Autumn/Winter 2015 Menswear – “Classically Bohemian” Collection
- A collection of bohemian layering mixed with tailoring, featuring authentic fabrics, camouflage, paisley and floral patterns.
- Featuring The Burberry Fringe Scarf, The Burberry Carryall Bag and The Burberry Scholar Eyewear Collection of opticals and sunglasses
The show closed with a collection of exclusive eveningwear, featuring floor-length tulle dresses with cut-out waistcoats and silk thread embroidery for women and slim-fit velvet tuxedos with grosgrain details for men. The finale featured a surprise runway appearance from British film and television star James Corden.
British Burberry music acts George Ezra, Tom Odell, Clare Maguire and Benjamin Clementine flew in from London to perform live tracks during the show.
As the show ended, the First Battalion Grenadier Guards entered the space, which opened up to reveal the iconic Griffith Observatory at the end of the runway.
The 19 guards, performing with drums and flutes, led the models and guests outside on an extended runway, leaving the backdrop of the London skyline behind them.
An evening of fashion, music and Britishness at the iconic Griffith Observatory. The show featured the Autumn/Winter 2015 collections, The LA Runway Exclusives and performances from Clare Maguire, Tom Odell, George Ezra and Benjamin Clementine.
Watch the highlights of the event.