The AW11 Fashion week season has kicked off with menswear in Milan, and having just come out of heavy snow and rainfall, it's more than obvious to say that Burberry Prorsum designer, Christopher Bailey was inspired by the winter elements. A beautiful range of sixties mod and seventies shabby chic inspired coats walked the catwalk, with wool, tweeds, plaid and fur as the main textile features. Colours like pumpkin mustard, cool blue and shades of burgundy red, gave off a metropolitan feel as to the type of person who would wear this collection. The silhouette was simple; with voluminous and streamline coats and jackets paired with slim fitting trousers and heavy rubber soled Dr Marten style boots, the look was easy, strong and practical. These coats looked (and I'm sure felt) most suitable for cold, wet weather, and Bailey proved this with a special rainstorm at the finale with the models all wearing transparent mac capes. The show itself was a simple and fitting modern homage to the eras that inspired Bailey and this was reflective in the music.
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