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Burberry Prorsum

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SOFTER TOUCH

London: Designer Christopher Bailey softened the hard edges of last season with a soft yet strong collection for Burberry Prorsum. Replacing the studs and spikes from S/S 11 were tufts of fur in chocolate brown or pale grey-blue adorning the shoulders and collars of coats and the sleeves of an otherwise simple silk dress that was color-blocked in newly chic jewel tones. Flared-leg pants created an elegant elongated silhouette and touched on the 1970s influences that have come to the forefront of late. Bailey brought new life to Burberry’s classic trench using chartreuse silk twill for one striking version and appropriating streetwise puffer styles for others. Tailoring for suits was sharp and precise with military flap pockets and epaulets giving them a bit of toughness. The collection ended on a softer note with floor-sweeping accordion pleated skirts and dresses; one pale neutral skirt style was paired with a sleeveless mohair jeweled sweater, projecting subdued elegance.

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