Who would have thought a quintessential London Fashion house like Burberry would fit so well with my Bali state of mind? Certainly not I—and especially over Christopher Bailey’s last several seasons which, while beautiful and even exciting at times, unarguably offered a structured urban feel. However the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Collection, which showed Monday was a complete 180* from what I’d come to expect.
Yes, the collection includes fabulous jackets and cinched waists. I even think I saw a classic trench somewhere in there (although I am sure it was painted!)… but I think that is where the tradition ended and the fun began.
There were coats, shoes, and bags all hand painted with languid floral motifs. Dresses topped with blankets sheer elements and heavy patterns alike. And did I mention scarves? There must have been a different scarf for every day of the month, each hung loosely around the neck and then belted at the waist (a look I plan to try with a beautiful sarong I purchased in Bali). The whole collection was a buffet for the senses with a variety of pieces in a multitude of patterns.
The Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Collection feels adventurous (something true to the Burberry house), as though the pieces have been collected during an around the world tour. And the styling contributes to this feeling- as though favorite pieces have each been layered with a story in mind.
Images via Style.com / Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com