For pre-fall, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey looked to the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century as his guide. The aesthetic touchstones of the era expressed themselves in his use of naturalistic prints, velvet appliqués, and rich jacquard and brocade fabrics—reformulated, of course, for the modern English rose in cropped shearling jackets, angora cocoon coats, and long and lean silhouettes. The latter quality is what’s hitting the spot in the above look: soft and draped, but with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, it works an easy, comfortable sensuality, perfect for evening or, with ankle booties, layered under the brand’s classic trench.
THIS FIRST DIBS ITEM WAS SELECTED BY INTERVIEW ASSISTANT MARKET EDITOR STEPHANIE STRAUSS.
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