In ‘The Tale of Thomas Burberry,’ the British fashion house’s new holiday campaign video starring Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, and more, director Asif Kapadia traces the origins of Burberry, from its roots in mid-19th century England in the hands of its eponymous founder (who founded Burberry at just 21), through the invention of waterproof gabardine fabric — the material that has made its trenches such a staple through the ages. It’s moody and fast-paced and could almost be the trailer for a film (not that, with a Dries Van Noten documentary and an Alexander McQueen biopic in the works, the world necessarily needs another fashion film at this precise moment). And at the party celebrating the film, stars turned out in their best Burberry — but it was model Adwoa Aboah who best channeled both the trends of the moment and the industrial 19th-century vibes of yesteryear.
Who: Adwoa Aboah.
When: Tuesday, October 1.
Where: A party celebrating the premiere of Burberry’s “The Tale of Thomas Burberry” holiday video starring Domhnall Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Dominic West, and Lily James, at Burberry’s all-day cafe Thomas’s in London, England.
What: A maroon pattern silk pajama top and trousers with a white, ruff-collared button-down with bell sleeves, a military-inspired overcoat, all by Burberry, and black patent pumps.
Why: Let’s talk about how much is going on in this look. Between the silk pajama-inspired set, the military details like the crisp white shirt and double-breasted overcoat, Aboah incorporates many bits and pieces of this season’s major trends. It’s both of the moment — military dressing and pajama dressing have appeared on street style stars throughout fashion month — and a bit of a throwback — showing off the military roots that made a name for Burberry back in its early days. Sleek black patent pumps reign in the ensemble. Fall is for layering, and Adwoa Aboah does it best.