Season's Round Up # 51: BURBERRY PRORSUM FW2013 MENSWEAR

The FW2013 shows have already begun with amazing menswear showing down the runway. But as I mentioned in my previous entry a week ago [OMG, yes it's been a week ago since I last wrote!] I'm going through a few changes on this blog and things have been so crazy hectic. Nonetheless, will do my best to feature some of the shows which I think are of note and first up would be Mr. Bailey's basic animalistic take on FW2013 for menswear.

Seems like Mr. Bailey wanted to go back to basic staples for fall-winter this year. The show was barraged with neutral fundamentals - from the color palette to the cuts of your typical black or grays 2 button suits, tan trenches and camel overcoats. What made this collection remotely exciting and enticing would be the speckles of pattern shown throughout the collection. Though the use of animal prints in fashion collections are not new, Bailey imbibed a sense of elegant sophistication with the sparse showing of animal skin on accessories used throughout such as bags showcasing tan zebra stripes and leopard spots covering must have shoes; even glasses [from the frame the lenses!] were covered in animal prints. Well, I guess the exception to this paltry showing of prints would be the grandiose coats with cheetah spots; though I must say even that seemed toned down with the neutral pairing & styling. We'll also see the classic Burberry Checks on shawls and bags - a rare occurrence in the Prorsum design mantra of late if you ask me.

What's new on the table though would be that lust worthy semi transparent latex raincoats in unique shades of milky white and purple. Oh and who can forget those tops and sweaters with heart prints. Cheekily genius! Definitely something I'd consider getting myself for FW2013!

CREDITS: Video from Burberry