London Fashion Week Day 4: Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2012-13
Burberry is one of the brands that has undergone one of the biggest marketing strategies in the fashion world. From its delightful 3D holographic show which was meant to welcome the brand into China, to the love that Christopher Bailey puts out towards the digital media, It has been transformed into a brand that everyone wants a piece of and has now been sited as one of London’s most supreme shows.
This season at Burberry traditional herringbone tweeds, stripes and corduroy were the main components of the collection. Colour wise it was the perfect autumnal pallet, as we see navy blues, pine tree greens, chocolate browns, rich plums, muted greys and mustard yellows, all complimenting each other perfectly.
Skirts were given exaggerated movement as we see many of them being adorned with spiral ruffles, while the signature Burberry coat (double breasted and three quarter in length) was simply repeated upon model after model. Fierce collars were juxtaposed against cute elasticised bow belts, while demur style driving gloves are instantly the accessory items to be seen in this autumn. Grey t-shirts featuring sketched owls and partridges were tucked into skirts and instead of the waist being a focal point this season, Bailey concentrated on the hips, as we see small peplums attached to the skirts.
My favourite look from this collection was the dark purple Princess-esque coat that Cara Delevinge wore for the closing look. It looked majestic upon her, contrasting her sultry blonde locks in the most complimentary of ways.
Overall the collection had a very earthy feel to it, as we see this country-bumpkin style of dress. Flat caps were featured and ankle boots were worn, but would these be practical for the Burberry woman’s trip to the country? Well as long as she remembered her Burberry umbrella I’m sure she will be just fine.