Nothing delights the inner streetspotter in me more than to see a creatively dressed, misunderstood artist wandering down the street or palavering in a colourful bar. Imagine my excitement when the first images of the Burberry Prorsum RTW fall line for men hit my little laptop screen. A catwalk filled with the gorgeous reincarnations of early 20th century British painters.
According to the designer, Christopher Bailey, who is also the brand’s chief creative officer and chief executive-designate, the line was inspired by artists such as Lucian Freud, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood and Duncan Grant.
“Painters on a journey, romantic painters with a masculine point of view, and the artists’ efforts at self-expression.”
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Long patterned scarves, classic coats with a twist, chunky sweaters and silk shirts dominated the intriguing look. But also, attention to detail must be given. Not only is it hard to overlook the big leather and suede bags the models carried around,but also the city street map and floral prints that were used to create the fabric’s patterns are quite interesting and amusing. I am glad to see it come back as a theme in the fall line for women as well.
The Burberry Prorsum fall line for women is also all about texture, but had more of a “Downton Abbey” vibe to it. And again attention to detail was payed. The whole line is a patchwork of all kinds of fabric and unusual patterns in odd, but fascinating combinations:
Horse blanket jacquard coats with contrasting geometric patterns, all woven in Scotland; jackets with needle punch embroidery; chunky ribbed knits fashioned into bombers, and voluminous fox-fur sleeves on shearling jackets.” – wwd.com
Again the quirky designs complete the collection. T-shirts, blouses and coats with local landmarks and citymaps printed on them, keep the look light and fresh. While the creative and playful use of textiles and colours keeps it interesting and gives the whole collection a bit of an edge.
To see the full collection, watch the link to the WWD slideshow below:
Source : http://www.wwd.com