For Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011, Chief Creative Director Christopher Bailey paid homage to 1960s fashion icon Jean Shrimpton with a colorful, cocoon-like, country-mod collection. (Say that three times fast!)
Oversized sculptural outwear in the form of voluminous drop-shouldered tunic coats, cropped capes, and cable-knitted jackets with fur trimmings were shown in a variety of hues like baby blue, camel, cream, mustard, raspberry, tangerine, amber, and honey, as well as colored check print. Their trademark trenchcoat gets a bit of an update, being that they're padded this time around. (Best leave this one in the wardrobe on a rainy day. Or perhaps not? See below.)
Skinny belts tied into big bows were wrapped around padded outerwear, while flat furry cow-print pageboy caps were the toppers of choice. This season's cross-body bags are perfect for those who enjoy on-the-go use of both hands, while the bowling bags are the perfect option for the 'I-carry-everything-with-me' kind of girl.
As for the ambience, soulful melodic tunes by Dusty Springfield and Adele filled the room, and faux snow fell during the final walk. The kicker? Models uniformly showcased clear rainproof capes that enable you to wear your fabulous fur coat (or padded cotton trench!) during a wet winter, be it rain, hail, sleet, or snow. Brilliant.