Thursday, September 24, 2009

London Fashion Week - Burberry Prorsum

The Burberry Spring 2010 show marked a triumphant return to London for the house after 8 years in Milan. I have never seen so many beautiful and feminine variations of the classic military trench. In the past, I had not considered ever buying the iconic Burberry trench, but these new versions are tugging at my heart (purse) strings.

In my youth, I did not relate much to the Burberry brand, and thought of it as mostly stodgey. Now, along with the legions of celebrity fans such Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Victoria Beckham, and Mary-Kate Olsen (all seen at this closing show for London Fashion Week), I see the Burberry as young, sexy and seriously stylish.

The trenches came in all different materials and were cinched at the waist for a flattering figure. There was even a blue-silver sequined one. Puffy sleeves and twisted, ropey details were added to some of the coats for a modern take.

Designer Christopher Bailey gave us skirts and dresses with a lot of leg. Combined with drapey and ruched fabrics in soft nudes and pastels, a sexy yet classy femininity ruled his runway.

I also loved the platform heels and ruched clutch bags - perfect accessories for the modern city girl.

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quelle said...

i've really fallen in love with burberry these past few seasons. i also did not see it as a particularly youthful brand when i was younger. this collection has really got me considering investing in a burberry trench (someday).

talesfromabarstool said...

This Burberry collection was definitely one of my favourites at London Fashion Week. That and Peter Pilotto.

belle in arms said...

I fell in love more and more for every garment that passed by on the runway, this is truly the best work from Burberry in years.

The Haute-Shopper said...

I think this must have been everyone's favorite collection! I agree that Burberry wasn't really my kind of brand back in the day and even now, when I go to a Burberry store, I find a lot of the check items to be a little too much. But Bailey did a great job reviving the brand. Love all the draping and ruching I see!

Oh, and Berlin was just an extended weekend trip for fun :) I'm going on a real vacation tomorrow!

Max said...

oh burberry, how i love thee. max

The Anthology said...

The collection is gorgeous! Reminds me that I need a trench coat. Stat.

* Kelsey

Niki B. said...

you're right - burberry has done some serious rebranding! it's fabulous, and i love this seasons emma watson campaign.

Andee Layne said...

i think im going to have to purchase a burberry trench! Its an investment piece :)