2011 Autumn London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum
Last season, a few editors dared to criticise Christopher Bailey for using a tried and tested method, but that could not be said of this season. Outerwear took centre stage as usual with bright coloured wool coats opening the show, all teamed with animal print flat caps. The collection gradually introduced check with '60s-inspired peacoats teamed with skintight trousers with a kick flare. Bailey was obviously influenced by the wintry weather we've been experiencing as there were heavy fur coats. The finale even took place under light snowfall as the models covered up in cute, clear rain macs.
There seemed to be more focus on bags than ever with large bowling totes and small patent clutches being the main focus. There definitely wasn't the same "must have" appeal of previous seasons (the aviator, the biker, etc.), but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Christopher Bailey can sleep soundly tonight with another triumph under his belt!
- Trends: Heritage, '60s, fur, animal print.
- Colours: Blue, orange, green, black, white, brown, purple.
- Accessories: Large handbags with tassels, patent clutch, wedge heels.
- Key look: Olive green wool coat.
- Who would wear this: Anybody who likes classics with a twist.