Show report: Burberry Prorsum A/W’11

A stellar front row, indoor snow, the most prestigious venue in London town and a collection we want right now - what was not to love at Burberry's autumn/winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week?

A stellar front row, indoor snow, the most prestigious venue in London town and a collection we all want right now – what was not to love at Burberry’s autumn/winter 2011 collection at London Fashion Week?

It was the London Fashion Week spectacle that set the style world alight and was streamed live to 30-foot wide screens in Picadilly Circus – as well as on marieclaire.co.uk.

The Burberry Prorsum show attracted a full house with Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Mario Testino, Alex Chung, Lily Donaldson and Anna Wintour squeezing onto the front row – all wearing Burberry, of course.

New face of the label, Jourdan Dunn opened the show in a striking tangerine sculpted coat and a dalmation fur hat before changing to a second outfit – a yellow and teal checked short trench and the skinny black flares that soon became the eponymous bottom half for Burberry A/W’11.

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011

Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey called this season his ‘Shrimpton Collection’ after the model and actress Jean Shrimpton and you can see the swinging 60s influence with nipped-in waists, glamorous fur accents and skin-tight flares.

Aside from the odd piece in clay and a magnificent moss-coloured tweed fitted suit, Bailey’s latest collection was dominated by primary colours and graphic checks in tweed, wool and chunky knits – giving the sense of a very British heritage with a modern spin.

Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2011

To a soundtrack of Adele’s new track, Someone Like You, models sashayed down the runway with a louche elegance, culminating in a finale of bright lights, raptuous applause and simulated snow – all within the confines of the Kensington Gardens marquee.

A Burberry show is never just a catwalk presentation, it’s an experience. And Bailey’s collection for A/W’11 was no exception.

Burberry Prorsum’s must-haves for A/W’11
– Skinny black flares
– Dalmation-fur hat
– A trench (naturally)
– Fur-trim sleeves
– Cable knit jumper

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL BURBERRY PRORSUM AUTUMN/WINTER 2011 COLLECTION

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