fall collections, london: burberry prorsum
by Jeremy Danté
as one of the most anticipated collections of london fashion week, the FW11 burberry prorsum collection took bold tones & british style signatures to the next level. in a surprise twist, one of our favorite faces, ms. jourdan dunn opened the show to a roaring start in a bold orange coat, toting burberry’s signature plaid print that was incorporated into an orange handbag. the london based design label has rapidly pronounced it’s strengths & appreciation for their british heritage. in casting dunn, who is of british nationality herself, that move alone is a large statement from the label who has been a leader in fashion, not just in london, but internationally. while focusing on mod styles that slightly reference 60’s style, structure was seen in the collections coats while bold tones allowed a modernized feel throughout. beautiful plaids were seen alongside vibrant reds, orange, blue & yellow while sleek lines rules the collection this season. a stunning set of beautiful white fur was seen in the collection as hints of dalmatian print were seen. a wide range of looks was seen & structured tailoring was a headlining element of the collection. the vibrant tones that opened the collection simmered as the close focused on a monochromatic color palette which seemingly referenced a prelude to what we will see for the next season. i love the collection & applaud the work of christopher bailey, immensely. topping off greatness, jourdan also closed. superb, one of the best this fall.