Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 - "Subversive & Kinky"

‘“Trench Kisses, A Collection of Classics and Christine Keeler.”, that is the name Christopher Bailey chose for his fall 2013 Burberry collection and as the name suggests, Christine Margaret Keeler is an English former model and showgirl whose scandalous involvement with a British government minister, John Profumo discredited the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan in 1963, in what is known as the Profumo Affair.

In a colour palette of black, white, camel and oxblood, the ladylike collection had a classic, sexy, romantic and sixties’ feel to it, reminiscent to Christine Keeler ‘s scandalous  era  . Hearts and leopard prints gave a new twist to the classic heritage collection of trenches and dresses. As intended by Bailey, translucent rubber pencil skirt with heart-print knickers beneath and rubber on trench sleeves, tops and skirts gave the collection a sexy (read kinky) edge. Angora sweaters, bold striped shirt, pants and corset dresses with shiny gold collars had its own classic yet contemporary appeal.

 “I liked the idea of this very established, classic heritage world meeting a sassy, sweet, sexy, subversive world,” Bailey said. “I like the idea of taking something that has gravitas, this 158 year old brand, but making it subversive and kinky.” 

  (Photo courtesy: firstVIEW)

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