Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012
Burberry Prorsum took off in London and showered the runway with rain like confetti and showcased some fantastic umbrellas. The handles had mallard ducks, foxes, and other cute animals as ornamental handles decorations.
The umbrellas also had fantastic metal stud detailing along the handles and straps to secure the umbrellas in hand. Of course the studs didn’t stop there; they were used on gloves, handbags, and epilates. Studs have always been a staple in the Burberry line however this season they were not subtle and by no means similar to the punk look that Christopher Bailey championed in the past.
The collection played with color and turned simple tops into printed masterpieces using some inspirations from van Gogh such as the sunflower print and other famous floral printed paintings. The outcome was a very wearable collection all wrapped up in a bow.
The show was alive with a bounteous amount of bows on shoulders, waist cinchers, and accessories. This trend has been popping up all around New York and London and is sure to be one to watch for come Spring 2012.
Another huge trend was the use of velvet on just about everything. Complete looks were adorned in the thick soft material but usually one outfit would consist of a minimum of two colors. One look sported a brown velvet bow on a washed purple skirt which hit just below the knee. The slim pencil skirts made an appearance but knees were usually left out of the picture. The silhouettes of the skirts were consistently long while maintaining their fun loving spirit.
This season Christopher Bailey was on top of it and proved himself yet again.