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A Sophisticated and Mod Take on Outerwear from Burberry

A Sophisticated and Mod Take on Outerwear from Burberry
2011/03/23 Donna D.

 

Burberry via style.com

Burberry via style.com

Burberry via style.com

Inspired by ‘60s model Jean Shrimpton, Christopher Bailey departed from his edgy rock and roll streak in favor of a mod, sophisticated, military-esque collection that marked a lively return to color, shape, and volume.  Clearly keeping his customers in mind of the brutal winters ahead, Bailey had a heavy focus on outerwear: sculptured coats - both cropped and traditional - displayed flowy, flared sleeves, bold toggles, and slouchy black pleats.  Pieces in a beautiful color palette of kiwi, olive green, and teal solids were followed by plaids in mustard yellow, orange, raspberry, and red mixed with black.  While the colorful outwear radiated a playful tone, a fur-collared navy trench, pleated patchwork blouse with fur sleeves, and a glamorous cream coat with a lacquered leather belt pleasantly tied in a hint of luxury.  Burberry is London’s go-to coat company, and this is where Bailey wants the world’s woman to source its outerwear for fall.  Can you resist?

Runway to Walkway Translation: keep your go-to trench in the closet this season and opt for something with a bit of funk, flair and fashion fancy to keep you dry!

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