Wednesday, October 5, 2011

London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012

From the looks of Burberry's Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Christopher Bailey isn't looking forward to much of a summer next year. I guess I'm hoping the sun will stay away too.

The opening colours were rich wintery hues like plum, forest green and bronze. High-waisted skirts were teamed with form fitting tops that had crocheted wooden beads. Woven raffia in stripes of mustard and navy or plum and black made chevrons of super slim pencil skirts under cropped Parkas.

An African influence was also prevalent, emerging in the form of draped cotton dresses in graphic prints of orange and white, black and green, or yellow and purple. Wound around the body or tied between the breasts, these ornate sarongs looked very flattering indeed.

While paying homage to all things natural, such as wooden beads adorning the necklines, Bailey still manages to stay true to the heritage brand that is Burberry. Trench coats were still very much a staple, even though they were given a new lease of line in their prints. I am totally loving this collection, and it makes me want to get my Burberry trench coat real soon.


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