So as the last dregs of summer 2012's obi belts, tangerine and festival fashion exit our lives and we start to embrace the oncoming flood of cobalt, statement trousers and country style everything that is going to be Autumn/Winter 2012, the fashion Gods swarm our favourite cities to reveal to us mere mortals, the S/S 13 collections. This week was the turn of London Fashion Week and more importantly, the Burberry Prorsum show *flutter*. I don't know about you, but for me, Burberry is the very essence of British fashion and more importantly, their clothes represent everything I want to be, beautiful,classy and timeless. So without further adieu, here is my take on their Spring/Summer 13 collection...
Within seconds of the first model gracing the runway, I was in love. As usual, Burberry presented some insanely beautiful coats and they really did excel themselves this year. A white almost caped coat, fastened at the neck, with an extremely Madonna-esque pink basque peaking out from beneath, set an extremely high standard as a starting point for Mr Bailey but alas this fashion extraordinaire really did just get better and better as the show went on.
As Cara and Lily strutted down the runway in their own white coat of wonder, the beautiful Jourdan then followed wearing a metallic pink and orange trench that pretty much put me in a state of euphoria that did not leave me for a good while after the completion of the show.
A sea of beauty ensued and I shan't analyse it all but here are what I think are the key trends from the collection:
Colour wise, jewel tones are being carried right through from Autumn/Winter with amethyst, emerald, burgundy and royal blue all playing a huge role in the show. Also nudes are going to be big, with various shades of beige,brown and pink being shown.
Metallic's are back, hurrah! Whether it's an almost tinfoil like shirt or a shiny structured bodycon, make sure they're part of your wardrobe. Lace, satin and silk were also heavily featured.
Tailoring is either structured and bodycon or loose, shift and oversized but with the waist always being cinched to the point of unbreathable and the shoulders and sleeve balloning but going in at the wrist to keep a feminine shape.
Platforms are out and pointed wedges and courts are in. Say goodbye to comfort ladies, as if you're foot isn't completely diagonal to the floor, something's not right.
Make-up wise, I'm more than happy to announce the return of the red lip. For the last few seasons, we've flitted between coral,vampy purple,lilac,bright pink and nude but finally my beloved red has returned to its rightful place of the runway. Make those lips big,red and bold with huge brows to match love,love,love.
To close the show, a flurry of models trotted their way round the runway in a rainbow of trench coat wonder, it was awesome!
Christopher Bailey I salute you once again, you amazingly minded man.
Thanks for reading guys, what was your views on the collection? What LFW shows caught your eye? Let me know in the comments below!
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