May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Borrowing the colorful metallics from his recent menswear collection, Christopher Bailey reinvented the Burberry trench for Spring with high shine satin basque in jewel and citrus shades, setting the tone for this glimmering and brash presentation. Other key elements included capelets in both miniature and elongated cuts as well as exaggerated oval dolman sleeves. The foil-finish shirting from Bailey’s S/S 13 menswear also popped up, though somehow mirrored lavender button-downs and tunic dresses were less flattering when translated to women. But this being Burberry it was the outerwear that truly counted and creative twists were everywhere, from a cropped bomber capelet to balloon-sleeve baseball jackets. In fact, Bailey often dispensed with separates entirely, showing many coats over corset bathing suits for a concisely body-conscious statement.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & fitted / Oval / Cropped / Body conscious
Color: Metallic jewel tones / Champagne / Buff / Cream / Pastel pink / Tangerine / Lemon / Neon fuchsia / Silver / Lime / Aqua / Lavender / Cranberry / Cosmetic nudes / Olive / Navy
Key Items: Slim lace and satin trench coats / Capelets / Corset dresses / Cloaks / Cropped bomber capelets / Balloon sleeve baseball jackets / Textured strapless bathing suits / Cropped leather trenches
Materials: High shine satin / Degrade silks / Lace / Satin basque / PVC / Slick & pebbled metallic leathers / Lamé
Print + Pattern: Ombré / Abstract checks
Details + Trim: Dolman sleeves / Epaulettes / Exaggerated shoulders / Peplums / Feathers / Gathering / Balloon sleeves / Contrast trim
Accessories + Footwear: Peep-toe pumps / Pointy mary-jane pumps / Oval mirrored sunglasses / Snap-closure PVC doctor bags / Ombré barrel bags
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