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Video: Burberry women's fashion show in London

There is no more of a brand steeped in British heritage than Burberry, and Bailey, the brands creative director has only continued to impress in the past few seasons with a string of slick, polished no-nonsense collections.

This is London’s year.

There is the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee, and after a decade long battle to defend its fashion week credentials, London has successfully silenced the critics.

Indeed, there is no more of a brand steeped in British heritage than Burberry, and Bailey, the brands creative director has only continued to impress in the past few seasons with a string of slick, polished no-nonsense collections.

Following on from his previous menswear show, his Spring Summer collection gave a nod to all things hand made - perhaps as a message to prove he could still do it.

It was one of Britain’s proudest heritage brands paying homage to all things natural.

There was beading, carving, weaving, braiding, crochet, and tribal trimmings galore, but still - they were only rolling the carpet for what we were really there for- the trench coats.

London has always been big on ideas - our weaknesses are not in our creativity but in our manufacturing - something that we are making a collective push toward for ensuring the future development of the industry.

The words 'Made in Britain' are demanding attention. Yet one has to ask, with all the tweeting, you tubing and general push toward a digital fashion era, have the actual clothes suffered? So far, not a tap. Bailey makes clothes that woman want to wear, fun enough without falling into tricksy territory, and serious enough to keep an edge.