[C]hristopher Bailey’s final hurrah at Burberry was one of the hottest tickets in town this season. It goes without saying that after 17 years at the helm, the Yorkshire-born designer transformed Burberry into one of Britain’s coolest luxury labels for the digi-savvy, socially astute youthful customer base. Be it shaking off the label’s 00s “chav” image, introducing a see-now-buy-now model to casting up-and-coming talent on the runway (case in point: Cara D, way back when), hitting refresh has always been at the heart of Bailey’s Burberry.
The next-gen star to watch? Say hello to Egypt. The 18-year-old Croydon-born beauty was first scouted by Premier at her local shopping centre when she was 16, and made her LFW debut at Burberry this season (also marking her first ever modelling gig). Quite the entrance.
“I used to work as an estate agent in East Dulwich,” Egypt tells Hunger over the phone. “It was a great experience. Some prizes employees would win for hitting targets were crazy – like flat screen TVs and apple watches. With the modelling industry you’re meeting so many different people all the time and that’s the same at an estate agents. Modelling wasn’t a Plan A career, but I love it [now].”
Watch this face…