Burberry Prorsum Fall / Winter 2012 Women’s Ready-To-Wear Collection by Christopher Bailey.
Christopher Bailey’s collection for Burberry was all about “merging Town and Country.” which made for the perfect fall/winter wardrobe. Burberry’s luxurious outerwear came in herringbone tweed, velvet, and leather, all topped-off with ultra rich trims such as enlarged gold zippers, studs, and coats with shearling linings. Bailey’s structured shoulders, nipped-in waists and pencil skirts suggest a feminine silhouette which he further exploited by placing broad peplums at the waist, and adding large gathered pockets to jackets and skirts to focus attention on the waist.

Burberry’s iconic trench coat was transformed this season with panels of timeless tweed and a curvy new peplum. On a double breasted gray and white herringbone coat, he placed large bellow pockets just below the waist, and finished the look with a gold ochre belt. A gray wool pencil skirt with a bow belt in red bordeaux featured roomy, oversized gathered pockets and was paired with a white silk faille blouse with billowing sleeves.  Among the many stand outs are a number of shrunken, down-filled, silk bomber jackets with ribbed collars. which he paired with just about every look.  A brown silk version was paired with a mottled wool pencil skirt with front ruffle detail, and a cotton t-shirt with printed bird graphic. 

For evening, Bailey sent out a jacquard dress with red floral embroidery and an ultra-wide, pleated peplum toughened-up with a leather bomber and a pair of black studded leather gloves. He closed the show with a series of playful, yet sophisticated metallic fringe dresses; inset with sheer tulle in either red and black or green and black eyelash fringe that were cinched with a suede belt. Christopher Bailey perfect hybrid collection resulted in a diverse offering of day wear that combined the best of two worlds; English-countryside charm and London’s contemporary spirit.

Full Fashion Show in High Definition produced by Gianna Madrini, Style Editor – Global Fashion News ©2012 All Rights Reserved.

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