For already several years in a row the legendary British fashion house Burberry has been shooting some magical and spellbinding holiday campaigns. With the iconic trench coats and Nova Check prints on scarves and umbrellas Burberry’s fashion campaigns have always succeeded in washing us with enchanting waves of Christmas atmosphere for several minutes. But the Burberry holiday 2015 campaign has managed not only to infect us with Christmas time foretaste but also serves as a good memento of 15-year-old cult-classic film “Billy Elliot”.
Actually, the campaign, premiered on November 2 at the Regent Street store in London, was not only the tribute to the film’s 15th anniversary. It had also some enlightening message for all the human beings. Little Billy Elliot could manage to change his life trajectory, listening to the voice of his heart and following his cherished dream to become a ballet dancer. Fifteen years ago this flick served as a huge inspiration for many people to leave aside all their stereotypes and follow the dictates of their soul. And today in 2015 the British luxury fashion house is propagandizing everyone to start a new life in New Year, becoming ambitious and dream-following Billy Elliots.
Burberry’s CEO and creative director Christopher Bailey, who is the mini-film’s director as well could entrust the fulfillment of this very important mission to exceptional personalities who had always been around as the brand’s faithful friends. Billy Eliot’s role went to David and Victoria Beckhams’ fan-favorite son, Romeo Beckham who had also starred in the last year’s “From London with Love” holiday 2014 campaign. The star-studded campaign could not but invite such personalities as composer and singer Elton John and the actress Julie Walters, who just had a direct connection with “Billy Elliot” – the former being the composer of “Billy Elliot” music stage adaption and the latter playing the role of ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in the film. Burberry’s former face Naomi Campbell, the gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the face of the fashion house since 2008, and her sibling Toby Huntington-Whiteley, musicians James Bay and George Ezra, presenter James Corden, as well as actress Michelle Dockery are also the active participants of this mission.
Shot by Vogue favorite photographer Mario Testino, the video is showing all the stars performing Billy Elliot’s popular half jump and all of them wearing Burberry’s trench coats of different shades and cashmere tartan patterned scarves. Naomi Campbell and Michelle Dockery are looking just stunning in scarlet trench coats, but Julie Walter’s golden trench coat is a whole other story of grandeur and exquisiteness. Dizzy floor-length embellished gowns are also floating in absorbed-with-Christmas atmosphere; while Burberry’s small bucket bag is peeping for just several seconds. Mario Testino has also taken some photos of the stars accompanied by lesser known models in British Guard uniforms.
If you are really fascinated with these stunning pieces so magically waving to the soundtrack of Cosmic Dancer by T Rex and surrounded by multiple golden flakes dancing down, you are free to purchase them right away on Burberry.com, as they are already available online and in stores starting from Monday.
Photos courtesy of Burberry