Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013
This season, Christopher Bailey's never-ending quest for inspiration via the Burberry archives yielded a century-old image of capes and, believe it or not, corsets. The result was a sassy lineup that referenced both — and it came slickly packaged in an array of high-shine, candy-colored hues.
The label's signature trench coat was reimagined in sateen, lace, leather, metallic, and plastic, while bright berry, kelly green, electric blue, and fiery copper gave the collection a playful edge. Standout pieces were dresses and coats cut in corset-like silhouettes; with the addition of boning, they felt sexy and fresh.