IMAGE GALLRY: The latest Autumn 11 catwalk collections from Burberry Prorsum at London Fashion Week.
The look Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey called this his “Shrimpton collection” after the model and 1960s style icon Jean Shrimpton. Outerwear with a swinging 1960s influence starred, with open collars, fur accents and skin-tight flares.
Key pieces 1960s-style db swing coats with dropped shoulders featured military epaulettes and doubled-over collars, while chunky heritage fabrics were fashioned into oversized cocoon coats. The Burberry trench was updated as Bailey made slightly padded versions, giving it a new comfort-led silhouette. Most interesting was the cable-knit coat, which cleverly used wool on outerwear.
Commercial appeal Every coat had appeal and wearability. But Drapers wanted to see what was going on underneath those coats: the kick-flare trousers were a strong new direction for the brand.