Thursday, February 25, 2010

Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2010

I just returned from London where I've been attending the Burberry Prorsum fall/winter 2010 show on Tuesday. Perfect English weather to see the show of a brand that's famous for its outerwear I thought when I've been walking through the rain and the wind almost blew me away. Before I lined up in front of the tent at the Chelsea College of Art and Design I paid a brief visit to the Tate Britain which is right across the street. After leaving the museum the rain had finally stopped for a while and I walked over to the tent. I still had some time left before the show was supposed to start and so I decided to go out in the cold again to smoke a cig while the rest of the 1000 guests slowly gathered in the tent. When I came back to my seat the front row celebrities had already arrived and I got a good view on Twiggy, Mario Testino, The Kooks, Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Claire Danes, Mia Wasikowska and Sir Philip Green. As the show was broadcastet live in 3D (a world premiere) to screening rooms custom designed by Christopher Bailey at five simultaneous private events around the world in Paris, New York, Dubai, Tokyo and Los Angeles and was also streamed live in 2D online it started without any major delays.
The collection - 'The Burberry Cadet Girls' - was amazing and I loved every single look. Christopher Bailey is just genius at mixing elegant seasonal pieces with traditional, military style. The outerwear we got to see for next winter consists of different variations of trench coats, pea coats and many aviator jackets - some in cropped form or as hybrids. Beneath the jackets were beautiful lace dresses and ruched skirts worn with thigh-high boots. While military colours dominated the picture there were also some very beautiful bordeaux and magenta shades towards the end of the show. One of my most favourite pieces is the blue double breasted coat - I totally love the colour right now! Accessories included Burberry cadet sling bags and parade hobos of materials like alligator, python and ponyskin. The music was also great, just the kind of music I love!
On Wednesday I went to a re-see at Horseferry House where I got to take a closer look on the collection and the incredible tailoring. It's great to see the clothes right away and feel the fantastic fabrics, you get a much better impression of the collection like that. And it made me love it even more!

Here's a video and photos of the show