If you’re feeling stressed out, escape to a happy place by scrolling through the pastel parade on the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 runway.
Christopher Bailey has worked hard to establish Burberry Prorsum as a youth-oriented label. Prior collections have been a burst of scarab beetle-hued outerwear and jangling metal hardware details. This time around, the presentation is soft and dreamy. The soothing quality of so much loveliness was spellbinding.
The show featured a veritable buffet of delicious candy-colored pastel choices – there were magenta, lavender, baby blue, and periwinkle treats galore for the eye to enjoy. A series of sweet, macramé lace tops tucked into high-waisted pencil skirts led the show with models donning plush, cashmere, matching coats to add dimension to the looks. Unlined wool toppers possessed a languid drape, lending a sophisticated feel to the sugary sweet looks they were paired with. Burberry also mixes polka dots and stripes with modest results, but saves more elegant looks for the last half with brooch-like jewels adorning skirts, trenches and – at the end – a killer plastic cape worn by model du jour, Cara Delevingne. Lest we get lost in the romantic grace of the saccharine palette, it’s only a quick look past that to see that there’s sex built into the collection with the use of body-baring sheer and see-through lace, making for a collection that is like exquisite icing on the cake that is the beautiful female form.
Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway