on September 17, 2012 - 2:20pm
This was not a typical Burberry Prorsum show.
With Burberry, the fashion world has come to expect some signature looks, including the khaki and olive-colored trench coats and the signature plaid that has defined the label for decades.
At London Fashion Week Monday, the world got an entirely new view of Burberry: bright metallics, bold colors, and nary a speck of plaid in site (excluding the walls of the venue).
While the tone of the show was largely what people have come to expect from Creative Director, Christopher Bailey (mournful music as models strutted the catwalk in trenches, trying to stave off the presumably upcoming rain showers), there were many noticeable differences.
Metallic fabrics marked many of the pieces, including the Burberry signature trench coat. The trench itself was turned into a cropped version as well.
Models also wore cropped and full capes. They wore one and two-piece bathing suits and even a refined version of the so-called “bootie short.”
The menswear also got a make-over with models wearing bright blues and pinks with trousers.
The show ended with models coming out, a handful of each wearing the classic trench updated in the bright color palette of the show.
Bailey also kept the styling simple, opting to have many of the models keep their hair under the coats.
Overall, it was a large departure and a welcome surprise at the same time.
~Devon Scott @DevonScottIndy
Photos courtesy: style.com