Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Burberry Live

love, love, love Christopher Bailey's work for Burberry Prorsum. Prorsum, from the Latin meaning "forward" is definitely fashion forward to the nth degree.

For women - love the muted, yet incredibly sophisticated colour palate. a pepperminty, sea foam green, mixed with various shades of khaki and blue are very chic and savvy. The mix of structured shoulders in the jackets with the flirty, flowy draping of the skirts, dresses, and coats is impeccable. Flattering the feminine form, Bailey's idea of fashion is spot on. The drape. The twist. The knot. The pleating. The darting. I love the oversize proportions of the jewelry - especially those giant bracelets. The simplicity of the trench is artfully and tastefully updated with thinner sleeves and a significantly shorter length. Metallics and mattes, shiny with flat - his play on colour is youthful and invigorating. Key elements include the knotted drape, the belt, fabulous furs and luxe leathers. The glitz and glamour factor has risen to new heights - almost as much as the fabulous platform, knotted shoe!

For men - classic fabrics updated with thinner, more tailored, more fitted appeal for the future. Loving the tone on tone colour schemes.

It's as if Mr. Bailey took all of his favourite elements from the trench and incorporated a piece of them in every item of the collection. An ode to the tradition of Burberry but so very modern and perfect for today. I want it all. Now.

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