The Burberry Trench-Coat Spring/Summer 2014

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The Burberry Trench-Coat Spring/Summer 2014

“I think that the show reflects exactly what Burberry is: iconic and British, discrete and cool.” By dubbing his collection English Rose, Christopher Bailey is revisiting the legendary savoir-faire of Great Britain. By using Victorian lace, fabricated on machines from the era in Nottingham, and cashmere from Scotland, he colors his fabrics with powdered tones in shades of lavender, pink, yellow, beige, mint green… Echoing the light tonal fabrics from his runway show, Christopher Bailey explains: “We worked around fragility and lightness.” By adding in a dose of freshness, Burberry is revisiting its classics in a feminine way. Without striking a false note, the mythic raincoat designed in the 20th century doesn’t escape these changes either.

Say goodbye to the belt; the trenchcoat is now being imagined in a lightweight felt without any stitches or blunt edges, taking on a natural middle structure. Its pockets have become lateral and lower down while the turned-down collar has evolved into wide lapels. The sills are longer and the fabric floats more. This trenchcoat is a touch serious without taking itself too seriously, transforming the perennial piece into a cool and sexy object of desire with an elegantly minimalist allure.

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