The House Of Burberry Made An Attempt To Restructure The Brand Staples – Trench Coats, Checks, Military Jackets – In Burberry Spring 2017 Ready To Wear.
Does giving into see now, buy now model by luxury fashion brands gravely mean giving up on design, creativity and artisanship?
Well, Christopher Bailey, the man steering the house of Burberry thinks otherwise.
Instantaneity is the new normal, a courtesy of changing customer behavior given social media and the increasing influence of technology wanting people to experience things immediately.
Burberry has been one of the first few fashion brands to embrace the latest trend of straight-to-consumer show policy.
Since its debut see now, buy now show in September last year, Burberry has been offering its entire collection immediately after the runway show, abandoning the traditional six month time lag between the show and the store delivery.
Inspired by the work of famous British artist sculptor Henry Moore – known for his abstract work form, Bailey got that surreal touch to Burberry Spring 2017 collection.
You’ll find a lot of out of balance outfits, asymmetric knits, roomy trench coats in the latest collection.
Have a look at some of the runway trends seen at Burberry Spring 2017.
1) Chunky, Off – Balanced Proportions
It’s quite intriguing to see the way Bailey did the trench coats this season.
Asymmetric silhouettes, deconstructed and exaggerated details – cuffs, epaulettes, storm shields falling over the shoulders and ruffled collars all made for those chunky pieces.
The second in line, that were a direct homage to Henry Moore’s sculptural forms, were the cable knits. These took asymmetric shapes and were paired with shirt dresses and work wear trousers.
2) Whites, Blacks & Faded Blues Ruled
Another departure from the usual was the narrow color palette.
Cropped, wide legged trousers in indigo and black brought forth the artist’s style at work.
The cable knits, military inspired jackets, trench coats, the legacy capes, sweatshirt dresses – every outfit that made the Spring 2017 collection was done in varying shades of black, white, gray and faded, work wear blue.
3) An Ode To Artisan Lifestyle
There were many outfit styles that were mostly worn by the British laborers of the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries.
Check out the artisan styles that Burberry got in it’s spring 2017 collection.
Broderie Anglaise – A technique that involves a mix of embroidery, needle lace and patchwork that brings about floral patterns and is usually done one white cotton on linen fabric.
Burberry did check cotton shirts and ruffled dresses detailed in Broderie Anglaise.
Smocking - This embroidery type tends to gather the fabric, to get that elastic effect for the perfect stretch. Burberry rolled out smock dresses that carried gathers at the cuffs, necklines and the waist to make for those feminine silhouettes.
Aran Knits - The asymmetrical, cable patterned sweaters in ivory teamed with shirt dresses and Burberry’s conceptual heels added to these Aran knits.
4) Legacy Capes Re-imagined
Burberry came up with 78 different designs of its legacy capes, which will only be made to order.
Other Outfits From Burberry Spring 2017
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