Burberry Prorsum for Spring 2012 looked great on the runways of Milan and designer Christopher Bailey’s vision for design and craftsmanship are coming to life. The detailing on the pieces for S/S ’12 are immense, with crocheting, stiching, embroidery and handblock prints all making their way into the lineup. The color palette was definitely more earthy this time around as it featured pops of garnet or bright indigo here and there as well.
Mario Testino recently shot Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2011 Campaign in London and featured an all British cast of actors, musicians and models, including models Johnny George, Thomas Penfound, and the beautiful Jourdan Dunn. Here’s what Burberry’s Christopher Bailey had to say about the campaign:
I was inspired by iconic British portraits and our own archive campaigns from the late 1960s of Jean Shrimpton using her trench coat to shelter herself from the poetic and romantic British weather. We wanted to create a group of portraits celebrating British actors, musicians and models.
The new Burberry Autumn/Winter 2011 Campaign featuring an all British cast of actors, musicians and models, shot in London by Mario Testino
Spring 2012 is a long way off from where we’re sitting but Christopher Bailey and Co. have dropped looks at Burberry Prorsum’s pre-Spring 2012 collection. Here’s what the designer had to say about the offerings:
This collection started with our iconic heritage as the foundation, we really wanted to emphasise this feeling of artisanal and decorative pieces that had been touched by hand, celebrating craftsmanship but always with this playful element. We have taken our icons and played with texture to personalise and give them a real character and charm using colour to highlight the intricate detail that goes in to crafting them.
We’re expecting some of this gear to be available sometime during the next round of runway shows, similar to what the brand did earlier this year for the Fall 2011 collection. (via Selectism)
Burberry‘s opened the doors to its third Burberry Brit store in New York City, this time on Bleecker Street in the West Village. The store features design concept developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey with British materials and themes used throughout. The shop will carry Menswear, Womenswear, Non Apparel, Fragrances, Timepieces and Eyewear.
On the day of the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011 show at London Fashion Week, Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, speaks about six YouTube clips that inspire him. I personally hadn’t heard of all six people but there’s definitely something we can all pull from this on an individual basis.
The fun’s kicked off at this season’s Milan Fashion Week and the Burberry Prorsum A/W ’11 menswear show is leading the way in more ways than one. If you recall during last year’s show, Burberry gave their Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, the reigns to the company’s Twitter account to interact with the masses and give up constant updates leading up to the show. This year, the British-bred label is utilizing new technology in ways we’ve yet to see in the fashion industry.
The show was available via a global stream on the Burberry website which actually allows folks to instantly purchase the men’s collection through innovative “click to chat” functionality immediately following the live broadcast. Orders can be placed for one week until Sunday January 23rd and will be delivered within two months, giving the high fashion global consumer instant gratification receiving their product ahead of standard delivery times.
As for the product, needless to say it was phenomenal. Mr. Bailey leveraged the company’s longstanding reputation in the outerwear segment and dished out a plethora of coats for next winter. Honestly speaking, some of the detailing is outlandish but delivery is on point with plenty of well-cut trenchcoats and parkas in heavy wools.
Shop the Burberry Fall/Winter 2011 collection here.
High-end luxury brands are really beginning to take a liking to the iPad with Burberry being the latest to make a case for the high-in-demand Apple product. Their latest designs come in a “London leather” or granulated leather shell and is designed to protect the iPad and double as a stand when the device is in use. The zip closure opens up to reveal interior flap for holding papers as well as a cutout leather frame to secure the iPad in place. The Burberry logo is heated in the leather on the front.
The Burberry iPad case comes in two finishes — red and chocolate — and is now available in Burberry stores as well as online.
Burberry‘s been steadily expanding their international reach, but this time, they’ve gone through some much-welcomed renovations at one of their U.S. shops. Their Las Vegas store in Nevada has reopened and the 26,000 sq. ft. space is back in full force. The store reflects Burberry store design concept developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey. They’re staying close to their origin as British materials and themes are used throughout with a 3×3 video wall, touch screen monitors, and a VIP lounge and fitting area.
The Burberry store is located at 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89109.
A little while back, I made my way into one of New York City’s Burberry locations only to come across what may very well be our favorite parka for the fall. The waxed cotton shell was what first stood out but when I went in for a closer look, I noticed the parka’s quilted interior. There’s a spacious hood on board as well and fishtails on the back in case the elements really begin to hit hard. Warmth though is most certainly guaranteed. It’s got all the right details with the historical references to boot.
We haven’t even mentioned the fit, but we doubt that’s even needed. I tried it on and it fit impeccably. It’s close to the body where needed in that “looks great and feels comfortable, too” type of way. From an iconic brand that’s known for their modern yet timeless fit, did you expect anything less?
Buy It: $795 at Burberry