Photos courtesy of BURBERRY. Written by Baille Gelwicks.
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Burberry walks on the artsy side this season. Hand painted trench coats and silks make for a collection suited more for the weekend than the office. Tapestry handbags and painted shoes bring a boho feel to this uptown British brand. Soft crepe with dainty flowers in muted tones resemble prairie dresses. There is even a Navajo influence provided by shoulder draping blankets, proving that yes, late ’60’s and early ’70’s trends can be made modern again.
Tying the entire collection together is a scarf. Worn long and draped in front of the body, the scarf is pulled longer on one side and belted in place. This is a great option when deciding on how best to update your outwear next season, just add a scarf! When shifting to a more evening look, these scarves offer coverage to sheer lace designs.
A few simple menswear looks graced the runway as well. Tying in well with the womenswear, the men donned blankets and silk scarves tied over the shoulders; although netted tops seemed out of place. It’s always a pleasure to see what Christopher Bailey will send down the runway, but this season especially so. As CEO, he is taking Burberry to new heights.