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Burberry Prorsum Finally Takes The Girl Out Of The Country

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    Christopher Bailey certainly seems to have snapped out of his fall '12 “town-and-country-chic” mindset. Looking for a sexier follow-up to the current season’s woodland animals, equestrian details, and muted plaids, Burberry Prorsum’s chief creative officer completely switched gears with an ultra-bright, ultra-slick spring '13 collection that was all city and all glam.

    Citing the ‘40s and the images of Norman Parkinson as inspirations, Bailey served up an explosion of color — think intense jewel tones of lipstick red, turquoise, ink blue, green, pink, and fuchsia — and a heady mix of textures. Rounded sunglasses, ruched swimsuits, high-waisted hot pants, capes, and rounded, sculptural shoulders were practically swiped off a ‘40s-era screen siren; though, the poppy-colored palette added a modern twist that looked anything but dated. Rainbow-hued plastic capelets and handbags also nudged the theme into the future, as did metallic silk and leather trenches, bombers, and corseted dresses.

    And, while metallics have been a major element this London Fashion Week, Bailey’s version strikes us as the most fun and, ultimately, most covetable. Who’s going to break the bad news to your accountant?

    Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
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