Showing posts with label Burberry Prorsum. Show all posts
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2010




After a week of shows and terrible weather, the fashion pack were getting a little testy by the time the Burberry Prorsum show rolled around. “I hate clothes” declared Colin McDowell as he queued in the drizzle, “I hate EVERYTHING!” And I think he was only half-joking. Thankfully, handsome Burberry boys were on hand with check umbrellas to shelter each guest and lead them into the venue at the Chelsea College of Art. Christopher Bailey obviously had bad weather on his mind: the audience were greeted by a soundtrack of thundering rain and wall projections of a downpour as they filed in. The front row was so celeb filled that poor Trish Goff, Jacquetta Wheeler and Olivia Palermo were relegated to second. The horror. I mean, can someone please explain why The Kooks are doing the rounds and taking up Olivia’s rightful place on the front row? I was most excited about my first sighting EVER of an Olsen twin – MK, my favourite. And yes, she’s tiny and extremely pretty, was wearing the most amazing jewellery over her leather gloves and spent most of the time hiding behind enormous black shades. She was joined by a very loud and sparkly Kate Hudson, a bored-looking Kristen Stewart (who was having none of Kate’s bubbliness), a studious Claire Danes and Alice in Wonderland star, Mia Wasikowska. With Jared Leto joining the gang, the show was yet another reunion for Jordan Catalano & Angela Chase, after their love-in at the Elle Style Awards. Opposite were the fashion crew, led by Carine & Anna (accompanied by her niece Ellie Wintour), Carolina Herrera and Rachel Zoe, who seemed to spend most of the time checking out “totally yummy” (her words) Burberry model, George Craig.

And the clothes - well, after all the excitement, I have to admit to being underwhelmed by the military looks on show. But what do I know - the critics are raving and Bailey clearly knows what he’s doing. The show was streamed live with select pieces cleverly being made available for sale straight away. I’m just not a shearling aviator jacket kind of girl, I guess, although they are a clear trend for next winter. Not being a major military fan, I was more intrigued by what lay beneath all those coats: colourful lace dresses and ruched velvet skirts in lovely jewel tones. My highlights : the beautiful colour palette - mustard, raspberry, spring green - the huge bucket bags and a catwalk appearance by Freja Beha Erichsen. NOK