May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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May 23, 2015
London: Burberry’s Pre-Collections are always more focused on the actual clothes rather than the spectacular show one would usually expect from the brand and this season was no exception. Christopher Bailey made an impression with varying textures and structured yet ladylike silhouettes – feathered animal print, shearling zebra intarsia, macramé lace and patchwork engineered lace with incredible intricate details were the main statements across the whole collection. Lace, macramé and the feathered animal prints were layered and patched on sensual body hugging shift-dresses, while versions of beautiful slim evening gowns gave more strength to Burberry’s presence on the red carpet. The brand signature trench coats were structured and cut in clean lines moving away from last seasons embellished bohemian aesthetic. Nevertheless, some boho came through via a dark trench with Aztec-like ribbon embellishment, a poncho and a to-die-for pale green lace dress – a covetable collection. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: A variety of structures across clean and structured lines
Key Items: Trench coats / Double-breasted coats / Cabans / Cropped jackets / Lace dresses / Macramé dresses / Shift dresses / A-line skirts / Evening gowns / Poncho
Colour: White / Nude / Honey / Gold / Sage green / Pink / Garnet red / Midnight Blue / Black
Materials and Trims: Patchwork lace / Floral macramé lace / Engineered knitted lace / Macramé gold tape / Double-faced cashmere / Micro-knit silk / Silk faille / Feathers / Shearling / Embroidery / Coated mottled felt
Print and Pattern: Feathered animal print / Zebra print / Aztec-like pattern
Footwear and Accessories: High-heeled desert boots / High-heeled Chelsea boot / Small bucket bag / Small Backpack
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