Below: Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2011 Menswear... 60's + Bold colours + Oversized coats + Sculptural shapes + Amazing Furry hats... That pretty much sums up the collection:-P
Below: Do I sense Prada Fall 2010 with these looks?:-P.. Oops...
Below: No one likes to be rained on their parades, unless you are wearing fabulous Burberry Prorsum:-P Bravo to the showmanship for this season!
Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2011 Menswear
"Burberry Weather Boys - A coat for all seasons." Christopher Bailey
And it literally did. Protection from London's wet and cold winters is what Christopher Bailey had in mind, right on cue with the roots of the brand. So it was quite a spectacle to see rain literally falling onto the raincoat clad models at the end of the show. That's some showmanship by Burberry Prorsum... love it:-)
The Fall Winter 2011 Mens collection from Burberry Prorsum casts off the heavy military influences from past seasons and gets reborn into a refreshing 60's inspired elegance with outerwear being the focus of the collection. From the first showing of the plaid blanket coats in an array of bright hues to the oversize sculptural shapes, the collection immediately gets thumbs up in my books. (Although the few looks featuring the brightly coloured patent leather coats reminded me somewhat of Prada's Fall Winter 2010 collection...perhaps they both share a 60's influence). The show then proceeded on, marching in models onto the runway, wearing some of the most gorgeous brown plaid coats trimmed with shearling and leather. Of course, as the show moved on, it was evident those furry Baker Boy caps are going to be the next hot accessory come Fall Winter 2011. Matched with black and white 'Jaguar mink' long coat, the look is a formidable style statement for any winter.
I love the simplicity of the collection. Classics updated with new materials (Bonded textured nylon?!?!) and the colour theme ranging from camel, tangerine to dark charcoal ensures there will never be a dull moment in winter.
Last of all, what stood out even more were the bags that have seemingly stolen the limelight in many Burberry Prorsum shows. My favourite 5 are as follows. I am crazy about the Alligator flat briefcase with a unique tubular pallsander wood frame for the handles. Fresh shape, great size... it's my dream bag for next Fall:-P I shall start registering with Santa now for my next Christmas wishlist. Or of course, I can also raise that £15,000 within the next week and be delivered with this arm candy in the next 2 months. Where are my sponsors?!?! (A guy can dream yeah?)
Below: My top 5 picks for those arm candies... 1) Alligator Briefcase with lock (£15,000)
Below: 4) Large Mink Fur Tote Bag (£5750)
Below: 5) Large Felt Canvas Tote Bag (£895)
So what are your favourites? Do remember you can purchase them right now at www.burberry.com and received them within 2 months. How's that for 'showing off' even before Fall 2011 season is here?:-P I'd say, the feeling will be incredible!