Bailey adds a bit of shine to Burberry

by Mikelle S

It’s going to be a bright summer.

Christopher Bailey decided to make the models shine on the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 runway, putting them in metallics that coated everything from their shades, down to their hard soled shoes. The collection followed along the same lines that many of Christopher’s collection have: same cuts, same pieces, new prints and fabrics.

The parkas were there, the tailored trousers, bags, trench coats, suits, and even a sweater.  Cropped bomber jackets came down the runway in a variety of shimmering fabrics – that while not really campy – could have been purposed at giving a nod to this weekend’s Pride festivities. The rainbow could most clearly be glimpsed in the finale walk.

On the whole though, these 80s references don’t push fashion nor the brand; Bailey does just enough to not be labeled as stale but not enough to progress, a state of limbo he’s resided in for more than a few seasons. While the state does appease, one can only wonder how long can he stay there before we all get restless.

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