Milan, so far…

January 13, 2008
It truly is a rare occurrence that I find myself so enraptured with a collection that I really do find it difficult to pinpoint faults. Burberry Prorsum FW 0809 is one such collection. Christopher Bailey is a most immense and formidable talent, unafraid to progress and venture forth in new direction whilst maintaining a strong commercial awareness that has led – in recent years – to unexpected success at the house.

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Enough about acclaimed prodigy Bailey. The collection was – to be forthright – a sumptuous series of Autumnal looks. Bailey – as stated on Men’s Style and more recently on Style Salvage – drew inspiration from the quaint oeuvre of L.S. Lowry who I’m not exactly familiar with but this did little in preventing me from thoroughly enjoying each idiosyncratic detail, each subtle quirk crafted by Bailey.

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To be frank, I’m an absolute sucker for dark palettes and this collection has only reminded me of this penchant. Earthy[but also pleasingly chocolatey] browns, heady midnight blues and delectable burgundies and wines combined to produce, collectively, an unapologetic orgy of autumnal hues.

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The cut has been remarked upon umpteen times already and although I’m currently middle-of-the-ground I can say I’m edging ever so slightly toward wholly adoring it…

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…scrap that. I’m in love.

Images from Men’s Style

  • susie_bubble January 14, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I am with Style Salvage on this one… I’m truly loving the mix of textures and a perhaps more ‘old-fashioned’ mood that Bailey has heralded…perhaps this will reflect in the womenswear too?

  • Dustcakeboy January 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Susie: We live in hope.DCB.

  • Thomas January 14, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    While I wouldn’t wear any of it, except maybe the last coat, I can appreciate what’s going on here. Is it time for me to integrate shinier clothing into my wardrobe? No…no it is not.

  • riz January 14, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Chris Bailey continues to astound me. He’s really changed Burberry (for the better) esp. last Women’s fall!

  • J January 15, 2008 at 10:10 am

    “…an unapologetic orgy of autumnal hues” is so proper for this collection.Adoration.

  • Paul Pincus January 15, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    #3 and #4 are perfection!Cheers!

  • TenderGirl January 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Style Dandy…Lovely