Hallelujah it’s raining men!
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Rain has become a Burberry/Bailey staple of late, following on from last season’s show, opening with a great British downpour. Christopher Bailey sent his well-mannered chaps down the catwalk in Granddad flat caps clutching Mary Poppins style umbrellas (talking parrot heads). So well-mannered were they, they practically held the door open for one another before jauntily striding down the catwalk. No please, after you! In a country bumpkin meets city boy mood, Bailey played with jackets in all shapes, sizes and styles including duffle, trench and aviator, quilted, studded and belted. i-D online stole a few words with Bailey backstage and found out about his penchant for theatrical leads and all those coats…
So many coats to choose from! Where did they all come from? I liked the idea of celebrating these real, traditional coats. I love looking at tailoring and giving it a modernity and looking at all those old, beautiful English fabrics like fur and wools, and I loved celebrating coats of the country whether quilted or leather. I wanted the whole mood to be polite.
How did you get to know Burberry’s new poster boy Eddie Redmayne and why did you choose him for the campaign? I’m such a huge fan of Eddie, both professionally and personally. I’ve known him for many years and he has an incredible approach to everything he does, he has the most wonderful, warm character and is an incredibly talented actor. What’s not to like!’
Text: Sarah Raphael
Photography: Mitchell Sams