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Burberry Pre-Fall 2016: Marching to a new beat

As excitement starts to build around Pre-Fall collections, Burberry kicks things off with a luxurious new collection for the Pre-Fall season, which is already tantalising fashion taste buds.

LONDON: Burberry marches to a new beat for Pre-Fall as Christopher Bailey continues to draw on iconic pieces from past decades with the 70’s remaining relevant in this luxurious presentation. Along with a nod to military influences, cropped jackets were emblazoned with brass buttons while a youthful play on military-esque pieces saw contrast piping and regimental topstitching feature strongly on slim tailored boot-cut trousers and ultra luxe sportswear.

A winter warm red duffle coat trimmed with textured fur – the leitmotif for the collection – was worn over floor grazing seventies flared trousers, and oversized enough to appeal to all. High belted trenches, capes, and Burberry cashmere coats were given just the right touch of military details. Here, the designs were functional yet exaggerated in shape with clean controlled lines and yet there was still room for those lovely quintessential Burberry dresses in willow-the-wisp silks. Perhaps encompassing Prorsum, Burberry London and Brit under the one banner is a good move for the brand providing a broader scope to collections. – Lizzy Bowring

Theme: Burberry marches to a new beat.

Key Items: The Chelsea Trench coat, Structured capes, Aviator jackets, Duffle coats, Goose down puffer coats, Military coats and jackets, Tailored boot-cut trousers, Flared trousers, Drop-waist shift dress, Zip-front cardigan, Knitted shirts

Colour: Black, Ink, Olive, Khaki green, Elderberry, Military red, Russet brown, Honey, White

Trims and Materials: Bugle beaded embroidery, Regimental piping, Luggage stitching, Garment washed crepe de chine, double-sided wools, Chantilly lace, Cotton gabardine, Technical twill, Suede bonded to shearling, Wool silk jacquard, Fil Coupe jacquard

Print and Pattern: Burberry check

Footwear and Accessories: Knee high boots, Belt bag in sued, alligator, lizard an leather, Rucksack in check wool

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