Any fashion aficionado should know that late November/beginning of December is the commencement of a new season, well a very brief one. The Pre-Fall 2010 is taking shape and designers are toughing up to enlighten us with substantial offerings for next year. Although I won't necessarily be rushing into their boutiques to grab one of their latest creation, it's nice enough to look at, or at least dream about those coveted pieces. Pre-collections are meant to serve as the "middle-man" between the main pret-a-porter collections. I feel like designers are not being as detailed nor as creative for this type of collections, instead they seem to be focusing on a more commercial aspect of the business, sending out clothes that people can actually wear, and most importantly be able to find them at a nearby boutique or retailer.
And that seems to be the case at Burberry. Christopher Bailey has been at the helm of the venerated Brit-house for quite a while now, and he has beautifully mastered the technique of producing exceptional collections season after season, whilst revitalizing Burberry's ubiquitous trademarks such as the trench coat and plaid pattern. His mini collection for Pre-Fall 2010 consisting of just over 22 looks including a few men's options, sort of traces back to the roots of the brand, it exudes a strong yet delicate belligerent attitude with a touch of femininity. The combative elements are evident from epaulets that some of the coats display. Also, the somber, monochromatic colour palette Mr. Bailey relied on for this season with variations of green, contrasted with touches of burgundy, suggested a rather confidence Burberry girl who never looses her feminine delicacy. Most of the separates were paired with either a slightly high waisted trouser or a very crisp, simple pencil skirt and every look, including evening pieces were belted. In addition, there was an evident juxtaposition of textures, the stiffness of the jackets with the loosen, ruche dresses, creating an alluring effect on the body. Unsurprisingly, this was another successful Burberry collection that is certainly not going unnoticed, keep your eyes on Christopher for next season.
I love this coat, looks like goat mohair
I would totally wear this denim fitted button-up, looks so pricey, perhaps it has silk in it?
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