In Detail… Burberry Prorsum AW14
Christopher Bailey takes us on a ‘Painterly Journey‘ for Autumn/Winter 2014.
The Burberry Prorsum collection, first presented back in January at London Collections: Men, takes inspiration from the lives and works of British artists Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.
Nicholson, known for his abstract art, became a huge influence to Wood; so much so that they went on to paint and exhibit their work together in 1927.
Both artists worked in St Ives, Cornwall, a picturesque town on the coast of England that inspired the creation of the oversize holdalls, which couldn’t be missed on the runway!
The hand-painted and hand-woven ‘St Ives’ bags are available in a variety of finishes from abstract art to a city nightscape.
Another key piece that made its debut on the men’s catwalk was the Burberry cape blanket and poncho. The garment, steeped in history dating back to the late 1880s was created for activities including shooting, driving and cycling. It’s now been re-worked using a classic Burberry colour palette to make it the most practical (and easy-to-wear) fashion statement for this season.
Along with the iconic Burberry trench coat, shearling outerwear formed one of the most important ranges of the winter collection. Burberry’s offering of cosy sueded goatskin and lamb shearling lined jackets and coats in tan and chocolate brown are the ultimate in luxury!
Everything about this Burberry collection exudes quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. From the ponchos created on a jacquard loom to the bags produced using local fabrics; it’s fair to say that Burberry truly does make us proud to be British.