Burberry Prorsum
By Lizzy Bowring

ILLUSTRATIVE + ROMANTIC London: For his Burberry Prorsum collection, Christopher Bailey was inspired by illustrative covers of poetry and fiction works from the early 20th …

May 28, 2014
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ILLUSTRATIVE + ROMANTIC
London: For his Burberry Prorsum collection, Christopher Bailey was inspired by illustrative covers of poetry and fiction works from the early 20th century. One could imagine a stroll through the British countryside from these bright graphics, featuring titles like “Winds & Showers,” “The Orchard” and “Explore and Adventure,” covering skirts and lightweight knits. Floaty dresses and cotton trenches were executed in dip-dyed color. As for the silhouette, it was was long and lean, encapsulating a safari theme with references to the forties. – Lizzy Bowring

Key Items: Silk dresses / Cotton trenches / Pencil skirts / Peacoats / Sheer dresses / Chesterfield overcoats / Bellows pockets / Safari jacket / Long dresses

Color: Biscuit / Grey / Navy / Forest green / Brown / Khaki

Materials + Trim: Cotton canvas / Suede / Silk gauze / Wool crepe / Raffia Fringing / Paillettes / Lace / Military buttons / Delphic pleating / Torn ‘rags’

Print + Pattern: Dip-dye / Book cover illustrations

Accessories + Footwear: T-Bar wedges / Oversized totes

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