label Burberry Prorsum
season Spring 2012
Every season I have the uncanny feeling that Burberry Prorsum is going to come off as stale, as overdone and rehashed, and almost every season Christopher Bailey proves me wrong.
I never knew that there were so many ways that one could portray an aesthetic based on outerwear and bags. What was even more surprising to me was that in a day of collections that seemed more directed towards winter, a label that's basis is on the coat and the jacket seemed the most season appropriate. While most of this came because of the collection's color palette, the movement of the jackets show how light weight they clearly are. The collection does have some vague allusions to some of the Prada archives but at this point, what collection doesn't? The show ended with me feeling that Bailey had indeed pushed the collection and the house forward once again, even nodding to the brand's technological excellence by sending every model in the finale down with an iPad case.