Sharp eclecticism at Burberry Prorsum
By Volker Ketteniss

Christopher Bailey’s handwriting has become instantly recognisable at Burberry, from the slim tailored silhouettes to the expressive and tasteful use of colour, and for …

Jan 12, 2015
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Christopher Bailey’s handwriting has become instantly recognisable at Burberry, from the slim tailored silhouettes to the expressive and tasteful use of colour, and for autumn/winter it was more of the same, updated with a rich graphic mixture of luxurious skins and Arts & Crafts-inspired patterns. The combination of shaved furs and plush fabrics with traditional embroidered textiles from around the world lent the collection an artisanal, lounge-inspired edge that felt unmistakeably high end. It also meant that familiar basics like Bailey’s trademark slim-leg trousers, fitted shirts and classic macs maintained their premium appeal. While the rounded lines and slightly oversized proportions of his coats, emphasised by using plush textures and structured leathers or shearling, kept the mood contemporary too. – Ben Perdue

Theme: Sharp eclecticism

Key items: Belted mac / Fur collar overcoat / Rounded shoulder overcoat / Pea coat / Collegiate bomber / Double-breasted blazer / Shrunken single-breasted blazer / All-over print shirt / Cropped slim-leg trousers

Colour: Black / Indigo / Deep green / Forest green / Purple / Burgundy / Tobacco / Caramel / Light grey / Camel

Print & pattern: Traditional Indian mirror embroideries / Oversized tartan check / Camouflage / Leopard skin / Arts & Crafts floral patterns / Paisley

Materials & knits: Fur / Shearling / Suede / Leather / Crochet / Bonded cotton / Wool blends / Corduroy / Cotton shirting

Accessories: Tote bags / Sunglasses / Fringed knitted scarves

Footwear: Leather Derby shoes

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