So far I have not been able to view much of the runway fashion show that were held during the New York fashion week. I have been lucky only to see Christopher Bailey’s Burberry Prorsum show, and I liked it for the simple fact that it is wearable and do able.
At the finale of the Burberry Prorsum show, there was a rainfall of rose petals, milky custard yellow blushed with pink—that tumbled from the skies “I wanted this English rose,” explained Christopher Bailey backstage, “soft and tender. It started with a mood more than a theme—something gentle and kind.”
There was an impressive front row of English celebrities including Sienna Miller, and Suki Waterhouse, among others. There was something that suggested the 1950s suburban dream girl in the fluffy knits and lacy pencil skirts, that I simple adorned and wish to have in my closet for next spring. The atmosphere at the show seemed to be very romantic indeed, as Christopher would have like it to be.
Every woman’s look was shown with the same needle-heeled sandal, anchored with a strip of rubber in strong pink or vivid green. The flat purses were worn in the latest fashion, not only clutched, but folded and crushed, too, a styling trick that certainly looks stylish, but of course wouldn't allow for as much as a lipstick.
Certainly as always, Christopher pushes the strong fashion message in his collections the house’s iconic raincoats and trenches that were transformed into sleek fifties cocktail dresses with necklines draped across the shoulder, cinched with bejewelled “necklace” belts, and that signature Burberry water-resistant cotton was used not only for a trench, but for a pencil skirt with embroidered cut outs, elaborate as an Edwardian Ascot frock.
I will surely try to steal some of the looks and try to emulate the outfits of the models. I have a few pencil skirts, some of which are lacey. It is still far away to think about it, we have autumn coming up to think about.