Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Burberry Prorsum Women's Spring 2016 LFW



Having never been in awe of Christopher Bailey’s supposed great talents, this collection has does nothing to alter my opinion. IMHO, he is overhyped but not as talentless as many of his peers.
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The Spring Collection for 2016 contains some stellar pieces but as usual they fall into the outerwear category which was exactly the category that catapulted the brand to fame. The most military influences were front and center from silhouettes to the gold bullion embellishments and of course there were the trench coats which took leading roles for the season. Funny, that the same white that was a highlight of me men’s review still looks right and trendy some 3 months later.
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As for the vintage sissy missy dresses... well why did they look like the girls forgot their knickers or underpinnings; the dresses looked like shells of what might have been. There were a few exceptions like the black daisy dress and a sort of menopausal rose colored heavily embellished lace dress. The ice cream palette combined with the wine and black did nothing to enhance their qualities. Before it’s forgotten, the shoes, oh the shoes surely did nothing to enhance the dresses’ femininity alas making them look hippyish rather than chic.
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One item struck as maybe one of the best pieces within the collection and that was what can be called a 21st century take on the sweatshirt. It was shown with a print skirt and seemed to be a one off piece as its theme or silhouette was never expanded upon. We could speak of the prints but we won’t. While on the subject of what we won’t discuss, we won’t discuss that the collection looked very spotty in terms of quality in particular a pea coat which looked particularly ill sewn.
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Lastly, you would have to be blind not to have noticed nary a plaid in site and the utter lack of accessories in this show which is highly uncharacteristic as it is my opinion that the accessories are what really keep this brand growing in tens of sales. But one more time, it must be asked “where’s the beef?” … get it?