There are certain labels that I write about every season. These tend to be design houses that have both a strong history and a cutting edge future. Because of its rich British history and keen eye on the future, Burberry is one such label and I am excited to share the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2013 Collection with you.
With Burberry and Christopher Bailey, you know the outerwear is going to be a treat. And boy is it ever. This time around the classic trench is joined capelets, voluminous coats and coatdresses that you’ll never want to take off. Each piece makes a tremendous statement that won’t get lost in a crowd.
Another trend on the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2013 Runway was shine. While there was definitely a variety of textures (from the raw silk to the leather) one consistent theme was the sheen that seemed to accompany most pieces. This contributed to the feeling of elegance even in the more casual daywear pieces.
I also found the rich colors very luxe. This was not your typical springtime palette and it definitely wasn’t drab. Pieces were rich, often including saturated jewel tones (characteristically seen as part of the fall collections). Seeing these tones for spring felt unexpected and in turn fresh.
Overall the collection felt simultaneously glamorous and wearable. I would love to wear the blue top, purple pencil and gold heels to work- it would sure to be turn heards. And okay, perhaps I wouldn’t wear the coat and swimsuit combination to the pool, but as stand alone pieces both elements are pretty fantastic.
Of course this is just my take on the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2013 Collection. What I want hear is your thoughts! Does this classic London label make you smile? How would you incorporate the trends you see here?
P.S. I really love the opened-toe shoes! Did anyone else notice them?
Images via Style.com / Yannis Vlamos / Go Runway.com