An ode to many British things but jumbled up lovingly with lots of aplomb and pageantry in a memorable Burberry fashion show. Seconds after the final, the jury was in. The verdict? This was a proper, red-hot hit.
It may have been a quiet season in New York, where there was more drama about the locations – from a wrecked passage in Chinatown to Ralph Lauren’s garage in Bedford – but several key trends were clear.
JD Sports confounded the sceptics in H1 with sales and profits powering ahead, despite nervousness over intense competiton and fewer major launches. And the company is expanding fast abroad as well as in the UK.
Enter the Era of Nostalgia. A mood of reminiscence is gripping New York Fashion Week this season. It’s as if designers were longing for the good mood of happier eras in America’s past, and not its angry present day.