Burberry Fall 2010: Breaking New Grounds!

Right now I am head over heels for Burberry, and I suspect this feeling will last all season. Why? Because Christopher Bailey’s Fall 2010 collection for the famed British fashion house is one of his best collections I have ever seen in my seventeen year life. There are many intrinsic components necessary for a successful collection, including colour, fabric, silhouette, heritage and confluence.  Bailey covered all the bases.
The show was equally as fashion forward as it was tech forward. The shows streamed live in HD over the internet, and live in 3D at many viewing theatres in major cities across the globe. The 154 year old brand also unveiled its new headquarters in Westminster, the heart of London. From the outside, the headquarters look like a classic century old building in London, but the inside is a modern marvel; much like Bailey’s clothes for Burberry. The clothes are rooted in strong heritage and tradition, but the shapes, fabrics and proportions give an equally fashion forward look.
The show opened with a series of beautiful earth-tone oversized shearling military jackets, paired with textured and ruched dresses. Thigh-high boots made a comeback for fall, this time in snakeskin! The handbags were equally as fierce, in leather featuring metallic studs and embellishment, bestowing a gladiatorial feel into the clothes. The proportions of the oversized jackets mixed with tights or thigh-high boots created a very unique, fashion forward look, but still managed to be wearable (well, a killer set of legs like Abbey Lee’s certainly help!). Intricate detailing, what Burberry is famous for, took shape in the form of belted wrists on jackets, and floral brocade patterns on dresses and lace-cut-out tops.
The show started with a very military feel:  military buttons and an earth-tone colour palette, which evolved into a navy palette and brass sailor accents, showing the different sides of Burberry in a linear manor. The final dresses were deep, textured blues and plumbs, giving a feminine touch to the collection. The final look was a dress layered under a beautiful Mongolian shearling jacket, epitomizing the beauty and strength of the collection.  Christopher Bailey is truly at the top of his game, leaving the world anticipating what is yet to come.

 Watch the video of the show, and leave your thoughts about the collection after the jump!




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