Cristopher Bailey must have been channelling the hillsides of Scotland, bossoming with stormy weather and the modern streets of London Town. Not unlike collections seen at New York Fashion Week, this season’s men’s Prorsum RTW Fall 2012 merges the rugged appeal of the outdoors with the luxury, sex appeal of city life.
“I love the idea of merging worlds — the digital and physical worlds, the country and city,” said Bailey, who was met with adoring fans, impressed celebrities. He went on to say: “And I like taking familiar elements — the field jacket, the quilted jacket, the trench — and respecting them but making them modern.” With that Bailey created a runway composed contemporary pairings in classic fabrics familiar to menswear.
Burberry and Bailey alike are no stranger to incorporating utilitarian looks. Perfect for fall, and following the trend of the season, velvet was used in blazers and plants in small but varied color plate that was primarily filled with muted natural tones. Classic tailoring was used with no real surprises thrown into the mix. All together a superb addition to London Fashion Week.