15 hours ago | By Lizzy Bowring
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London: Crossing prim feminine silhouettes with ethnic patterns and artisanal details, Christopher Bailey’s latest looks for Burberry conjured a worldly version of the midcentury housewife who has appeared at several of the S/S 12 shows. Batik prints, crochet accents and wooden beads decorated ladylike tailored pieces, while elegant fabrics and luxurious trims elevated sporty parkas and the brand’s trademark trenches. Accessories, like playful woven raffia caps and crochet belts, shared the same charm and impressive craftsmanship. –Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Fit-and-flare / Slouchy hourglass
Color: Eggplant / Plum / Cerulean / Turquoise / Chartreuse / Dusty teal / Olive / Navy / Mustard / Burnt sienna / Clover / Magenta / Cobalt / Coffee / Black / Bright orange / Peachy taupe
Key Items: Trench / Pleated frock and skirt / Cropped parka / Ruched wiggle dress / Peplum jacket / Pencil skirt / Sporty coat
Materials: Coarse cotton sweater knits / Linen / Chiffon / Jersey / Leather / Taffeta
Print + Pattern: Bold stripes / Batik prints / Chevron and zigzag motifs / Large-scale plaid
Details + Trim: Pleats / Beading / Drawstrings / Crochet trims / Keyhole necklines / Geometric appliqués / Epaulets / Puff-sleeves / Ruching / Asymmetrical peplums / Raglan cuts / Sarong details / Rhinestone buttons / Scalloped edges / Lace-up accents / Contrast linings / Fringe / Bows / Piping / Woven leather sleeves / Statement hoods
Accessories + Footwear: Raffia obis and pom-pom caps / Crochet waist belts and clutches / Framed shoulder bags / Fringe stoles / Luxe totes / Platform sandals / Peep-toe ankle boots / Giant geometric wooden necklaces
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