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Milan…Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Bailey has done it again. For F/W 09, he created a collection full of stylized, wearable pieces with a signature Burberry Prorsum look. He said, “It should have a point of view. Burberry’s is outerwear, and that’s what I’ve worked on here, from the casual shell of a trench to luxe furs.” He took looks from the Bloomsbury group from the ‘20s and ‘30s and made the shapes desirable for today. In a palette of sand, charcoal, black and aubergine, relaxed tailoring appeared on 7/8th length pants matched with oversized blazers. The classic trench was worn over silk chiffon dresses with a loose dropped-waist silhouette and opaque ribbed tights matched stacked black lace-up booties. Bailey took inspiration from Rococo paintings, which also served as inspiration for his Pre-Fall collection, for a print that appeared lilac dresses. The sweetness of the portrait carried over to brocade on thick velvet pencil skirts, paired with fur-trimmed jackets. Black floppy fedoras topped off looks along with oversized totes.


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