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Derek Jarman’s Garden

Milan…Burberry

It’s showtime once more in Milan and the first strong message delivered by both Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana was the same, comfort and ease. After last season’s allusions to artist Philip Lowry, Christopher Bailey used another iconic British creative as his point of reference. The late Darek Jarman was as well-known for the wild beauty of his seaside garden in Dungeness as he was for his avante guarde films. Bailey used the colors of the British south coast and Jarman’s gardening outfits to create his S/S 09 collection for Burberry. In a palette of moss, stone, ochre and grey were versions of the shabby Panama hat, baggy cardigan and mackintosh raincoat that Jarman was known to wear. “Crumpled Classics” Bailey called this collection of easy pieces tinged with vintage flavor.

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