Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2010

London Fashion Weeks 25th anniversary was the perfect occasion for Burberry Prorsum - the über-British brand - to return back home after showing in Milan for the past years. The spring/summer 2010 collection titled 'Twisted Classics' totally lived up to its name with classic pieces that were twisted and knotted to create a young and fresh feel. Christopher Bailey took the brands signature piece - the iconic trench - shortened it and added voluminous power shoulders and ruffles to it for a feminine look while military references like tied reef knots, knotted epaulettes and Cavalry belts resembled the classic coat. The short skirts and dresses came in delicate fabrics like duchess silk and layered tulle and were draped and knotted for more volume while waist belts emphasized the female silhouette. A more unusual choice for spring/summer there were also some fur jackets that didn't look out of place at all, which was maybe due to the fact that they came in pastels and blended right in with the rest of the collection. Tops were also knotted, draped and cinched at the waist and there was even a pair of ruffed skinned pants. The colour palette consisted of pastel tones like nude, honey, peppermint, frosted pink, lavender and crocus. The looks were accessorized with braided leather platform shoes, python and alligator clutches, Burberry sling bags in vintage house check and Haymarket check, skinny saddlery and military webbing belts. In my eyes Burberry's return to the home turf was the perfect timing to reinvent the classics and this great collection was the perfect finale of London Fashion Week!