Christopher Bailey revisits Burberry Classics with a Modern Edge

Every brand has it’s own iconic piece and Burberry is most famous for its trench coat, which was designed by founder Thomas Burberry. This season Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer, takes company’s noble heritage archives as an inspiration. The muse of this collection, Christine Keeler, English former model and showgirl, adds hints of humor and sexiness to Burberry’s classics. The use of materials were quite interesting this season, it created a modern vibe to traditional wear. Gold metals, translucent rubber, glossy calfskin, leather fringe eyelets and heart prints were some of the key elements. Not to miss, Burberry’s lightweight “Crush Bags” with metal eyelets, heart and animal prints. It’s a signature way of carrying this bag it to carry it as a clutch.

aw13_burberry3Classics comes before trends, this is a basic concept I will always keep in my mind. Trends are also fun, but once in a while you need to have a break to seek for originality. Especially trench coats, cabans, shell dresses and skirts. Christopher Bailey reinvents a brand new look of trench coats with various combinations of materials, prints and textures. These new trenches will complete your total look with sophistication. The color palette throughout the runway was white, camel, oxblood, red, black and gold. You will notice a series of transition on various designs on animal prints mixed with glossy textures to fun heart patterns. The heart patterns are seen on silk shirts, knits, dresses, bags and printed on brushed fine mink long coats. Translucent rubber column skirts are worn on top of heart printed shorts giving a peek a boo effect on the lower part of the body.

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Gold plate detailing transformed the pieces into an edgier feel. The gold shoulder badges, coat collars and heart plates blended in like statement accessories along with garments. These fine touches on every garment enhance traditional cuts to modern wear. What I love about this collection was each runway look could be worn together or separately with your personal wardrobe. During my preview of the collection, I couldn’t help myself trying on Burberry Prorsum’s Gold Band Belts. It even looked great on my own outfit that day; the belt was simple and easy to wear.


Apart from the heart prints, Burberry introduced it’s own unique leopard print. As you all know if leopard prints are executed in a wrong way, it can look cheap. On the contrary, I was amazed at the high quality of leopard print on Burberry Prorsum’s accessories. The kitten wedges, leather bags and coats are great examples of watercolor like prints. Lady like silhouettes of this collection was very consistent with an extensive balance between sexiness and elegance. Gold metals and repeated heart prints were my favorite highlights. If you are looking to invest on winter coats, I will highly recommend a few pieces from this collection.

aw13_burberry2 and with be holing a Livestream Fashion show for Burberry Prorsum Menswear SS 2014 at 21:00 on 18 June, 2013.

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