With a Fall 2010 Winter collection, Burberry Prorsum‘s chief creative designer Christopher Bailey scored highest marks both from critics and clients. His collection most importantly consisted of aviator-inspired overcoats and parkas with oversized shearling collars – and they were all available instantly on their website.
“I was thinking of uniforms and cadet girls—but it all started when I looked at an aviator jacket in the archive. Then, as I started designing into it, I realized it could be as versatile as the trench—strong and sexy, masculine and feminine.” Christopher Bailey
Burberry Prorsum is one of my favourite fashion houses now not only because they have this cutie, Bailey, but just because the cutie is a genious of utility himself (I don’t mean gas or water but the comfort and practicality his clothes offer). Few seasons ago everyone was crazy about John Galliano but today critics realised women need clothes to wear not to look at them. Galliano’s Russian/Balkan folkloric Fall 2010 collection might be inspirational but has nothing to do with utility.
Apart from aviator jackets Burberry Prorsum presented contrasting lace dresses, the season’s best thigh high boots and body-con blouses in well balanced colours: mustard, raspberry and first of all – army green. It is a great background to the top-notch military-inspired parkas.