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Burberry ProrsumSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/15/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

When it comes to business, few do it bigger and better than Burberry. The iconic fashion house's reach is colossal and its popularity of epic proportions, not to mention its spot with trendsetters and "It" girls the world over: all thanks in large part to Christopher Bailey. His distinct talent is placing extremely technical design alongside functionality and the brand's signatures. The trench, standout accessories, delicate dresses: all of the aforementioned are featured time and time again with a new spin.

For Spring, the denim jacket went luxe with white feather hems, shearling collars, and corset-molded bodices. The classic piece (which women all over the globe are pulling out now as we descend into crisp temperatures) was paired with glossy, oversized dot-embellished pencil skirts, platform sneakers, and fanciful blush pink chiffon dresses: a very energetic and fun way to give a bit of extravagant flair to the casual wardrobe staple. A cropped style with two-tone patent trim on Jourdan Dunn was coupled with a delicate sheer frock and a crossbody bag for a look that was a mélange of street and couture.

Faded hues and romance were a continuation of Bailey's work for Resort with wispy frocks, watercolor print numbers with tulle-accented shoulders, waists cinched with girlish fabric bows, and illusion necklines and sleeves. Another element that rolled over from the previous collection was the graphic element with cheerful words like "sun" and many more breathing life into printed dresses, colorful backpacks, sneakers, and tees. The fashion house loves a statement-making patterned scarf and that uplifted a simple bucket hat, coat, cardigan, and ankle-length trousers with its bold lettering on a menswear look, while a forest green coat took the trend head on for an eye-catching take on outerwear.

Texture ebbed and flowed between hard and soft, with the former speaking to the real-time wear of the looks shown. Fur cropped jackets were married with transparent frocks and bare legs calling forth Spring and both purple suede and leather were on the menu for the boys in the form of a utilitarian coat thrown over the shoulders and an oversized backpack. A knee-length chubby on Binx Walton was paired with sandals: probably not the most functional pairing in the bunch but we did indeed get the point Mr. Bailey.

We've seen designers play with bare midriffs and sultry thigh-high slits, but we haven't yet seen any play with sheer dresses in this way and this often. They were everywhere: paired with multi-hued sneakers, suede and patent combination jackets, as well as standing on their own. These are a bit risqué for the red carpet, though that has been the trend this year. They will definitely work with the proper underpinnings, if the daring style set even bothers to try and cover up at all.

And the iconic trench? That was re-imagined this season in prints, emerald suede, denim, and two-tone.

Another bold collection for Bailey and the Burberry crew who are growing ever more comfortable with color, vibrant prints, and scantily-clad fashions. The brand seems to still be having the most fun with steeping the classic fashion house in modernity and youthful vigor: a journey that is as fun to witness as it is to wear.

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9/15/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

When it comes to business, few do it bigger and better than Burberry. The iconic fashion house's reach is colossal and its popularity of epic proportions, not to mention its spot with trendsetters and "It" girls the world over: all thanks in large part to Christopher Bailey. His distinct talent is placing extremely technical design alongside functionality and the brand's signatures. The trench, standout accessories, delicate dresses: all of the aforementioned are featured time and time again with a new spin.

For Spring, the denim jacket went luxe with white feather hems, shearling collars, and corset-molded bodices. The classic piece (which women all over the globe are pulling out now as we descend into crisp temperatures) was paired with glossy, oversized dot-embellished pencil skirts, platform sneakers, and fanciful blush pink chiffon dresses: a very energetic and fun way to give a bit of extravagant flair to the casual wardrobe staple. A cropped style with two-tone patent trim on Jourdan Dunn was coupled with a delicate sheer frock and a crossbody bag for a look that was a mélange of street and couture.

Faded hues and romance were a continuation of Bailey's work for Resort with wispy frocks, watercolor print numbers with tulle-accented shoulders, waists cinched with girlish fabric bows, and illusion necklines and sleeves. Another element that rolled over from the previous collection was the graphic element with cheerful words like "sun" and many more breathing life into printed dresses, colorful backpacks, sneakers, and tees. The fashion house loves a statement-making patterned scarf and that uplifted a simple bucket hat, coat, cardigan, and ankle-length trousers with its bold lettering on a menswear look, while a forest green coat took the trend head on for an eye-catching take on outerwear.

Texture ebbed and flowed between hard and soft, with the former speaking to the real-time wear of the looks shown. Fur cropped jackets were married with transparent frocks and bare legs calling forth Spring and both purple suede and leather were on the menu for the boys in the form of a utilitarian coat thrown over the shoulders and an oversized backpack. A knee-length chubby on Binx Walton was paired with sandals: probably not the most functional pairing in the bunch but we did indeed get the point Mr. Bailey.

We've seen designers play with bare midriffs and sultry thigh-high slits, but we haven't yet seen any play with sheer dresses in this way and this often. They were everywhere: paired with multi-hued sneakers, suede and patent combination jackets, as well as standing on their own. These are a bit risqué for the red carpet, though that has been the trend this year. They will definitely work with the proper underpinnings, if the daring style set even bothers to try and cover up at all.

And the iconic trench? That was re-imagined this season in prints, emerald suede, denim, and two-tone.

Another bold collection for Bailey and the Burberry crew who are growing ever more comfortable with color, vibrant prints, and scantily-clad fashions. The brand seems to still be having the most fun with steeping the classic fashion house in modernity and youthful vigor: a journey that is as fun to witness as it is to wear.


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