May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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SHRINK TO FIT London: It was as though Thumbelina served as muse for Christopher Bailey throughout the development of CR 13’s Burberry Prorsum collection in which sweaters, jackets and narrow trousers shrunk to Lilliputian proportions. The disheveled foppish aesthetic cultivated by Bailey throughout recent seasons continued with a renewed interest in whittled jackets, tailored silks, and mens-inspired foulard prints. Feminine notes of pink and mauve softened the tobacco, khaki, and flannel palette so familiar to Burberry fans. Similar to those found on skirts in throughout the F/W 12 presentation, sweaters showcased jaunty patch flap pockets — making novel basics worth investing in for a transitional season. —Kibwe Chase-Marshall
Silhouette: Lean / Abbreviated / Cropped / Whittled / Wasp-waisted
Color: Tobacco / Khaki / Mauve / Rose pink / Grey flannel / Toast
Key Items: Patch-flap pocket sweater / Whittled jacket / Slim cropped trouser / Silk boxer short / Crisp silk dress
Materials: Silk faille / Silk twill / Linen blend suiting / Melange wool suiting / Metallic glazed yarn
Print + Pattern: Geo-foulard / Metallic floral / Heritage graphic tee
Details + Trim: Coning peplum / Narrow sleeve / High armhole / Curvilinear collar / Elasticized waistband / Paper bag waist
Accessories + Footwear: Wedge pump / Leather tote satchel / Envelope clutch / Foulard kerchief / Thin belt
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