26 June 2012

Burberry Prorsum SS13: 'Come rain or come shine'

Courtesy of Burberry
I generally don't like it when designers give their collections a name. But if there was ever someone to make an exception for, that's Christopher Bailey. He presented his latest menswear collection for Burberry Prorsum last Saturday in sizzling hot Milan. Just as the show was about to begin the ceiling of the venue was uncovered to reveal the Milanese sun shinning through onto the runway.
Bailey entitled his SS13 collection 'Come rain or come shine', which is so very apt for a brand whose heritage comes from the UK. Instead of going colour-crazy, Bailey mixed together slim-cut suits in the most beautiful textures that he mixed with foil-like metallic shirts in lilacs, oranges, blues and yellows layer under military-inspired jackets, a signature at Burberry.
The über-popular ikat prints from SS12, which many editors were sporting in Milan, better move over for the new season's. This time they were more geometric and colourful, more toned down than the metallic pieces but just as striking. They almost seemed like Férnand Léger's impressionistic take on a traditional indian printed silk. And along the way Bailey managed to make this summer's pyjama trend appealing to men by using these prints on chic shirt and shorts looks.
Instead of beige and neutral trench coats Burberry proposed bright outerwear – metallic leather varsity jackets, khaki and lilac metallic silk bombers, and shiny blue and printed mackintoshes. Whether it rains or not in London, the Burberry man will provide his own sunshine. And that's where the sunglasses come into the picture. Burberry suggests you also inject your shades with some metallic brightness. I, for one, can't wait to get the green ones!

Courtesy of Burberry
You can see the full Burberry Prorsum SS13 show here.
Stay tuned for a post of my favourite details from the collection. In the meantime take a look below at my video of the finale.

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