LFW: Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2011

 If ever you catch yourself wondering "what jacket should I buy this season?" look no further than Burberry Prorsum, who never fail to make sure that each season, they call the shots when it comes to the hottest jacket. This season, it was the biker jacket, given a Burberry twist by creative director Christopher Bailey.

Trenches were seamlessly hacked in half, transformed into a biker style cropped jacket and paired with pieces such as high-waisted skirts, sophisticated mini-dresses and leather trousers. Pops of acid brights were injected into accessories in sky blue, bright orange and lemon. Leather was abundant, some in patent, while matt leather trousers were adorned with patches and embellished with statement gold studding.

Jackets were often quilted, some covered in the same gold studding. This new style of trench x biker jacket put the Burberry signature on something we‘re already seen (the biker jacket), and made it new and exciting. It was smart and sexy, and instantly a hit. Leopard print was also frequent, with a subtle splash of colour, it was added to simple ruffled skirts and mini-dresses while neutral tailored suits were given an injection of colour with a bright block colour waist belt.

Christopher Bailey has a penchant for revamping the classic trench to give it a youthful slick, to make it relevant to the youth who follow fashion. He does justice to the British fashion house by making his designs cool, accessible and appealing to the street-cool kids that love the same underground British bands as Bailey, and want to be a part of his vision.

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