Thursday, October 06, 2005

Burberry Prosum

Polished- Burberry Prosum S/S'06

A contradiction to Miuccia Prada. Where she dropped all waists, Christopher Bailey got them wrapped tightly in sash ribbons tied in delicate little bows. Where she delivered whites, he got them in olive, toffee and antiquated gold.

In essence, there were 3 looks: the working girl: belted pullovers with knee length skirts, the party retro girl: sweet but sophisticated seventies frocks with flirty A-line swing and the traditional Burberry girl: raincoats and trenches in the most luxurious fabrics and precious add-ons.

All of them were simple, elegant yet glamorous. The classic and practical henleys and pullovers were given the glam factor with the addition of the Spring'06 Burberry must-have: a shiny sash ribbon tied into the cutest bow. Skirts on the other hand, were varied from feminine dark chiffon to glossy chocolate with seventies-esque prints.

For night, the look was remade with the help of dazzling honey cardigans and charming retro dresses. Some recalled Fall's linear silhouette, while others had pretty A-lines gathered below the waist, which was also similarly emphasised with belts, this time with more solid buckles but still bearing the lustrous appearance of the sash bow ties.

And of course, the must-have Burberry trenchcoat comes injected with razzle-dazzle. Those that were not made out of the most precious satin had adorable shiny dolly buttons. The best, and to me, Burberry's signature piece, had to go to this sandy pink masterpiece, with its excellent shape and details. I see it in the Spring campaigns already.

While the accessories like the leather ankle-strapped peeptoe platforms and their leather chain totes were alluring, the rasta hats were what really upped the hip quotient.

Most importantly, what makes Burberry so great this season is that the looks are sophisticated but wearable anywhere. And it doesn't hurt to be this classy.

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