Burberry Prorsum Cheat Sheet:
- Patent belts--leather accents
- Ruched satin
- Mint green
- Real biker jackets
- Ruched leather jackets
- Leather motocross dress
- Studs are here to stay
LONDON--So yeah. You may have seen a bunch of models fall on the Burberry Prorsum catwalk yesterday afternoon. The shoes, spikey F*ck Me booties, looked terribly, terribly uncomfortable, and I could almost feel the models' pain emanating from the runway.
But they looked as good as they did torturous. For spring, designer Christopher Bailey evolved his Fall 2010 theme, keeping the short, gauzy dresses, but topping them with motorcycle jackets instead of shearling. Some were classic biker black, others were full-on punk, adorned with thousands of gold studs. They looked like flashier versions of the studded jackets that the punks in Boston used to wear back when I was in college. Of course, there were plenty of trenches, many with accents of black leather. To brighten things up, Bailey added patent leather belts in flouro pastels.
The standout looks, though, were those dedicated to motocross. Leather motocross pants, jackets and a killer black dress dominated, and with good reason. Bailey makes sexy, clearly-defined clothing. You understand the message he's attempting to convey. No wonder fans are demanding to scoop it up right off the catwalk. People love straight-talkers.