First up is a long white cloak. Next, tailored jackets worn over swimsuits in pleated satin, followed by dresses and tops with fitted corsets. A cropped cape covering the shoulders often completes the look, setting off a feather dress in midnight blue or purple hotpants. Burberry's colour palette for the season ranges from dusky pinks and flesh colours, suggestive of lingerie, to green lace dresses and trench coats in red and fuschia.
The clothes take on an increasingly aluminium hue, until a grand finale of rainbow-coloured metallic raincoats.
"It was an explosion of colour, it was really surprising," enthused British fashion editor Hilary Alexander who said she was "electrified" by the show.
The event overshadowed the group's warning last week that it was expecting full-year profits to be at the lower end of market expectations after sales slowed in the second quarter.
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