burberry prorsum f/w 2010.
(images courtesy of coutorture.com)
Christopher Bailey has outdone himself again - not just with this collection, but in its presentation as well. This is the first fashion show shown simultaneously in 3D worldwide, to a select set of viewers in London, Paris, Tokyo, Dubai, Los Angeles, and New York. He has also made this collection available online for the masses for 3 days only (do not hesitate to go the Burberry website and buy with your cards!)
Bailey inspired himself on an aviator jacket that he saw in the Burberry archives, and from there, he reconfigured for the modern woman. Oversized collars with leather straps and buckle details adorned these shearling aviator jackets that seemed feminine and masculine at the same time. His thigh high leather boots were a showstopper in themselves, commanding the viewer's attention in the black leather or snakeskin variation. We cannot also forget his shearling boots with straps, which would be best described as fashionable, yet utilitarian for the cold weather. Who says being fashionable is supposed to be anti-utilitarian? Certainly Bailey disagrees.