Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Burberry Prorsum S/S10 Show Review

It was the hottest ticket of London Fashion Week and the much-anticipated Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 10 show impressed a star-studded audience with perfect pastel shades and trench coats with attitude…

With a move from Milan to London, and a front row including Gywneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Mary-Kate Olsen and Victoria Beckham, Burberry Prorsum’s Creative Director, Christopher Bailey was under pressure to put on a good show and boy did he succeed.

The classic Burberry trench had been completely transformed and modernised into something young and fresh. Coats morphed into stunning mini dresses, while interesting silhouettes were created through structured, exaggerated shoulders.

To put it simply Bailey has given the trench a new-found attitude. The vibe emanating from the catwalk was this: It’s not just a coat, it’s a Burberry Prorsum trench coat.

However, it wasn’t all about the coats as Bailey also presented an exciting range of cardigans, mini skirts, bubble-hem dresses and skinny trousers all exhibiting intricately twisted detailing, adding variety to the collection.

Traditional Burberry shades of nude and beige were evident, but soft pastel tones of pink, lilac, silver, peppermint, pale green and blue made a delightful addition to the colour palette for spring.

Draped tulle dresses gave a youthful look, whereas duchess satin trench coats provided a glamorous, luxe feel for the season.

Waists were cinched in with belts in thick military styles and narrow brown leather varieties and sleeves were shortened to three-quarter length for the summer months.

Skyscraper platform sandals looked effortlessly cool worn with grey ankle socks, which is almost certainly going to be a big trend for spring/summer.

Glitter sprinkled from above as supermodels, including Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman and Freja Beha Erichsen, strutted out onto the catwalk for the finale. As the closing show to the 25th Anniversary of London Fashion Week, the Burberry Prorsum show was like the icing on the cake. A fantastic ending to one of the greatest fashion weeks London has ever known.

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