London Fashion Week Coverage: Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015 Collection

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Spring’s mercurial mood makes dressing difficult. When we want to flit about its gauzy dresses, embracing the sun’s rays, we must also make room in our wardrobe for Mother Nature’s fits of rain and wind.

Instead of choosing between optimistic garb and weatherproof cover-ups, Christopher Bailey of Burberry Prorsum dared to show both on individual looks. Pretty, breezy dresses made from wrapped sections of wing-pleated tulle were paired with sturdy wasp-waist jackets lined with shearling. Shimmering scale embroidered skirts were balanced with fitted denim toppers, and heavy suede safari jackets were paired with layered tulle midi skirts.

The collection, themed “The Birds and the Bees,” made subtle references to our winged friends, with butterfly print dresses. We also found flights of fancy in the flyaway nature of crisp tulle bows that cinched the waist of many looks. From easy daywear, Bailey transitions to more sophisticated pieces like ombre dip-dyed sheer dresses, and gauzy frocks made from layers of accordion pleated tulle. There is romance inherent in so many frills and frothy layers, especially when presented in Burberry’s sumptuous jewel-toned palette. Toss on a tailored jacket and you’re ready for anything.  In clothes like these, you don’t have to anticipate the weather’s whims.

Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree

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