Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Runway Sniper #76

Below: Ethnic inspirations meet English eccentricities? Love the new Burberry Prorsum
Spring Summer 2012 menswear collection...

Below: These appliqué shirts and tees look reminds me of Miu Miu mens Spring Summer 2005...

Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2012 Menswear

Throw in a mix of English eccentricities, craftsmanship and ethnic inspirations... and there you go... Burberry Prorsum's Spring Summer 2012 menswear. Upbeat, wearable, intricately crafted but with enough quirk (check out those dorky knitted caps!) to warrant our consumer dollars. Chrisopher Bailey has done another outstanding job balancing practicality and runway appeal.

“This collection started with our iconic heritage as the foundation, we really wanted to emphasise this feeling of handcrafted pieces, celebrating craftsmanship but always with this playful element. We have taken our icons and played with texture to personalise and give them a real character and charm using colour to highlight the intricate detail that goes into crafting them.’’
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Focus is on outerwear once again. But this time, they are more summer-friendly, with plenty of parka jackets that will not seem like an overkill in summer heat. Silhouettes are given a wide over narrow proportions, with the skinniest of pants often matched with oversized jackets. While the delectable brightly hued pieces definitely garnered a lot of applause, I feel it is the footwear who stole the limelight for this collection.

Those new S2012 footwear is love at first sight! I love them so much that I am going to start a 'shoe fund' for next Spring Summer 2012 dedicated to Burberry Prorsum shoes (I know they will probably cost an arm and leg, so it is good to start saving early). Those thick soles in cock material and navajo fabrics/woven leather mixes are eccentric and fun, making them a must have for any shoe fan. One minor complaint though... the 'wedge sole' look seems inspired from Prada's infamous SS2011 Espadrilles Brogues. And for that matter, the entire ready-to-wear collection reeks of a Miuccia flavour (Think past Prada and Miu Miu collections... Especially Spring Summer 2005). Brand them Prada and they would still feel most at home. Mutual designer inspirations? I guess... which is not necessary a bad thing. What do you guys think?

More pics of Burberry Prorsum's SS2012 Mens RTW collection and Accessories on my facebook fanpage. Be the first to get those outerwear and bags now as they are available for order online till 27 June. 'LIKE' my facebook fanpage if you enjoy reading this post.

Source: Vogue UK, Burberry


thompsonboy said...

I cant get over that stupid cap

Nico said...

ha! this is amazing, designers kicking some kicks up a notch. alot of the shoes for ss2012 are taking center stage. i dont even pay attention to some of the clothes anymore.