February 19, 2013

Classic Style With A Subversive Note In The Burberry Prorsum F/W 2013 Collection

Playfully naming the Fall/Winter 2013 collection ”Trench Kisses” and choosing as his muse the infamous Christine Keeler, the controversial showgirl that sparked one of the biggest political scandals of the 60s, when it was discovered that she had simultaneous intimate relationships with a member of the English council, a drug dealer and a Russian spy, Christopher Bailey created for Burberry Prorsum a collection in which the brand’s heritage and classical style merged with a sexy, provocative and subversive note.

Sixties classic silhouettes appeared in the form of coats, dresses and knee-length pencil skirts paired with mohair sweaters and elegant chemises, to which Bailey gave a modern and seductive allure with the help of innovative fabrics, such as translucent rubber for skirts, perforated leather with gold circular studs for coats and playful prints such as an animalier motif (leopard, giraffe, jaguar, zebra), and a sweet heart print.

Bailey also played around with the trench coat, the label’s signature piece, that he kept in an elegant palette of black, white and camel, but to which he offered a dose of provocative spirit by adding accents such as translucent rubber details, animal print panels, gold epaulettes or shiny belts.

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