London Fashion Week A/W 2013: Burberry feels the love with ‘Trench Kisses’


Burberry Prorsum’s Ready-to-Wear collection showcased an amalgamation of Burberry’s classic aesthetics and pieces, with a lavish dash of unadulterated fun. This season, designer Christopher Bailey embraced a myriad of prints, consisting of leopard and giraffe, stripes, and an unexpected experimentation with a nearing-kitsch heart print. In amongst a collection filled with prints, Bailey grounded the collection with shades of camel, burgundy, red, with the appropriate use of monochrome.

Even with fashion duo, Cara Delevingne modeling and “wifey” Rita Ora in attendance, there were obvious reasons as to why Burberry’s latest collection took centre stage. With Burberry’s iconic trench dispersed throughout, there was an equally recurrent theme of knee-length, pencil skirts. This focus on feminine, and subsequently modest silhouettes, allowed Bailey to toy around with a myriad of incredible prints. Again we saw a rich, wine hue make its way down the runway, proving that burgundy is continuing to be this Autumn/Winter’s must-have shade. With the penultimate looks, Bailey lengthened the hemline on a range of stunning midi-dresses. To punctuate the predominately simple dresses, patent leather and metal hardware accents kept the dresses current.


The highly anticipated show was provided with a live soundtrack by the marvelous singer Tom Odell, which set an incredible ambiance to the collection. Burberry truly surpassed all expectations in producing a cohesive, fun and yet completely wearable collection. The palette, the shapes, the patterns and the styling were all executed brilliantly. There is no doubt in our minds that Burberry Prorsum’s Ready-to-Wear collection was the definitive standout of London Fashion Week day four. Thank you Christopher Bailey for exhibiting such breathtaking fashion.

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