Burberry Prorsum, Pre-Fall 2012 (Images via Vogue.com)
Christopher Bailey would seem to be a long, lean, and decidedly English mood with this lovely collection that has just a hint of 1930’s in both shape and color. The tightly fitting little jackets with bow closures balanced by below-the-knee skirts and graceful, narrow, columnar evening looks recall for example… modern renditions of what the characters from Atonement might have worn.
There’s also a dash of the English whimsy and charm what with all the cat sweaters for ladies and men. Trousers were shown in both an elegant boot-cut as well as a more menswear, narrow tapered shape. The prints in this collection were floral and rather sedate, non quite replacing the exuberance of last season’s neo-African patterns. And of course the coats were genius- the fur above in particular. If this is a clear indication of what’s to come for Fall 2012, count me in. I could leave those clunky, unfortunate shoes out however… -RS