CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Burberry, McQueen shine at London Fashion Week

02-22-2012 10:53 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

And we wind up today's show with another look at the latest from London Fashion Week with Burberry's new collection and a debut offering from Alexander McQueen called the McQ line.

One of the biggest names at London Fashion Week, Burberry Prorsum, unleashes simulated rain on its parade at Hyde Park, which had a town-meets-country theme on Monday.

Tweed and cord were key, and bags had a distinctively country-living look. The classic Burberry mac was given a twist with belts and bows at the front. Pencil skirts had a zig-zag ruffle and T-shirts were printed with owls and partridges.

Speaking about the new collection, Chief creative officer Christopher Bailey said he was interested in familiar worlds.

Models wear creations by designer Burberry Prorsum during a show
at London Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.

Christopher Bailey said, "You know I wanted the collection to be a celebration of these merging worlds. We talk so much of the physical and digital merging. I wanted that in the show as well so this merging of the town and field and the country merging into one but I also wanted it to be a very British very English show and have a sense of humour - make people smile as well."

And also on Monday, Sarah Burton, creative director of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, tried to create an enchanted forest in the center of London for the debut offering of the McQ line, aimed at younger, less affluent buyers.

British label McQ by Alexander McQueen turned up the glamour at London
Fashion Week

The catwalk was covered with fallen leaves, and a realistic forest was created at one end of the hall at the Old Sorting Office in central London. Leaves fell near the conclusion of the show, as if by magic, buffeting a model dressed in a long white gown.

Most of the models had strange, saucer-like hairstyles, giving them a space-age, inhuman feel, and many wore military-style coat dresses embellished with beading and embroidery.

Monday's show marked the McQueen house's first London exhibit since the founder's death in 2010.

A model wears a creation by designer Burberry Prorsum during a show at London Fashion
Week, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.

A model wears a creation by designer Burberry Prorsum during a show at London Fashion
Week, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.

A model wears a creation by designer Burberry Prorsum during a show at London Fashion
Week, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program