On Monday evening celebrities descended upon the Troubador White City Theatre for one of the most anticipated shows of London Fashion Week: Burberry.The catwalk was jam-packed with famous faces, most notably, Kendall Jenner, who made her first runway appearance of the spring/summer 2020 season.The 23-year-old, who had been absent from the catwalks at New York Fashion Week, was almost unrecognisable as she took to the runway with a dramatic new bleached blonde hairdo.Kendall was joined on the runway by sisters Bella Hadid, 22, and Gigi Hadid, 24, as well as Agyness Deyn and Irina Shayk.READ MORE: London Fashion Week September 2019: Best dressed celebritiesThe iconic British brand, helmed by Riccardo Tisci, also attracted quite the star-studded crowd for its newest collection debut.Model Naomi Campbell, actress Lily James and Korean singers Lucas Wong and Jisoo all sat front row.
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Last night, Christopher Bailey serenaded London Fashion Week with his swan song for Burberry after 17 years at the helm. “There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength and our creativity”, Bailey said. The epic, 85-look collection was perhaps Bailey’s most experimental and creative to date, incorporating all the brand’s hits over the years, from trenches, windbreakers and Harrington jackets to scarves, caps and capes.
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Today, Burberry announced that president and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey will be stepping down in 2018.Officially leaving his post in March next year (although he will assist CEO Marco Gobbetti until December 2018), Bailey will leave behind a 17-year legacy at the British heritage brand. The designer hasn’t confirmed the reason behind his departure nor where he will be working next.“It has been the great privilege of my working life to be at Burberry, working alongside and learning from such an extraordinary group of people over the last 17 years. Burberry encapsulates so much of what is great about Britain,” the designer said in a statement.“It has been a truly inspiring place to work and the decision to leave was not an easy one. I do truly believe, however, that Burberry’s best days are still ahead of her and that the company will go from strength to strength. I am excited to pursue new creative projects but remain fully committed to the future success of this magnificent brand and to ensuring a smooth transition.”Not only was Bailey responsible for Burberry’s soaring profits, the 46-year-old is also credited with transforming the label into a digital powerhouse, pioneering the ‘see now, buy now’ movement and utilising social media platforms like Snapchat.In charge of over 50 Burberry collections a year encompassing all ready-to-wear, accessories, beauty and fragrance, Bailey’s talent will be sorely missed in the fashion industry.After all, he was responsible for turning London into a global fashion hub, transforming London Fashion Week into somewhere that attracts top editors, celebrities, models and other talent.Here are some of Christopher Bailey’s biggest Burberry achievements.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Burberry creative director and former CEO to leave in 2018Burberry revisits roots for SS18 show, while Naomi, Kate and Cara watch onFashion Week’s ‘see now, buy now’ model: Is it working?
Christopher Bailey transformed Burberry in aesthetic and financial terms, but most of all he transformed it in tone. Christopher Bailey, who turned Burberry from an ailing rainwear label into a global luxury brand, is to check out of the company in 2018 after 17 years at the helm. Burberry shares fell 2% after the news that Bailey’s next Burberry show, which will be held in London in February, will be his last.
The chief creative officer and former chief executive of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, is leaving the company at the end of March next year, the British fashion house has announced. Mr Bailey, who joined Burberry in 2001 and became CEO and chief creative officer in May 2014, ushered the retailer through a period of significant transition during his leadership. "Burberry has undergone an incredible transformation since 2001 and Christopher has been instrumental to the company's success in that period,” said Mr Gobbetti.