The Soft Touch

MILAN…Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum stepped away from spring’s “luxury warriors” and the hard-edged Medieval theme of the previous season, choosing to focus instead on soft proportion play for a series of outerwear looks. There were many versions, cocoon-shaped, double-breasted, single or with a slightly raised waist. What they all had in common was the length, above the knee and accessorized with the opaque hose seen at many shows this season. His autumnal motif, derived from the paintings of L.S. Lowry was most impressive when rendered as tiny woven feathers on the front of a coat or dress. The final moments of the show saw a gentle downfall of leaves to underscore the point.


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