Influenced By: Burberry SS10

July 19, 2010

Daily Digest

Influenced By: Burberry SS10

By Jennifer Ennis

“Influenced By” shows you how to pull off a catwalk collection. Today it’s the turn of Burberry spring summer 2010.

Summer may be in full swing but fashion is always thinking ahead, so before the high street makes the transition to Autumn/Winter 2010, there is still time to grab yourself some beautiful summer looks – now at bargain prices.

Burberry Prorsum returned to London for the 25th anniversary of Fashion Week and showcased one of Christopher Bailey’s strongest collections yet.

The iconic trench was given a fresh updated look across a colour palette of mint, lilac, stone and baby pink. A youthful feel was presented with hemlines slashed to above the knee, belts worn over trench coats and dresses, and even the taboo of socks and sandals was successfully broken.

Naturally, the looks transcended onto the high street and in particular at A-Wear and Topshop.

Here are some of the key pieces inspired by Burberry Prorsum that will last long after summer 2010 is gone.

Ruffled party dress

Topshop have created their own versions of Bailey’s ruffled party dresses in colours such as white and pink. Our favourite is a mint one shoulder dress, a steal at £45/€53. The colour is perfect for summer evenings and flattering to every skin tone, while the one shoulder detail gives a fresh look for any party.

The sophisticated summer dress

The colour lilac was a welcome addition to Bailey’s Spring/Summer collection and bargain of the week is most definitely A-Wear’s carbon copy, the cotton Knot Sleeveless Dress. This dress was €45 and is now reduced to an astonishing €10 in their summer sale.

Trench Coat

Of course the trench coat needs no introduction. AllSaints have an exquisite stone colour one called the Dido Mac which is priced £195/€230. This may seem pricey but the trench is an investment piece that never goes out of fashion.

Burberry Accessories

Bailey kept his accessories simple with the addition of the odd pair of sunglasses or checked bag. However, he did add a belt to every single model on the catwalk. Update your trench this season by wearing a belt over it. This also accentuates your waist and breaks up the block colour.

To replicate this look, head to Reiss – their Arlo Black waist belt is on sale for £30/€35 reduced from £59/€70.

Burberry Shoes

Bailey’s girls wore nude and grey platform sandals on the runway to complete the look. ASOS have a striking nude Hank Stud and Buckle Platform shoe for €53. It is up to you if you want to add the socks or not! If you do, make sure they are same colour as the shoe.

Burberry Beauty

As with many designers this season, the ‘no make up’ make up look was used at Burberry Prorsum. The key to this look is flawless skin (or the illusion of flawless skin). Use a foundation that is good for your skin like Bourjois Healthy Fix Foundation, €15.99 or BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation, €25.

Keep eye make up simple with just subtle mascara. Let your skin do the talking! Bailey’s girls wore nude lipstick. MAC has a great shade of nude lippie called Myth, (€17), available at MAC counters.

So for the rest of summer, take a leaf out of Burberry Prorsum’s book and enjoy the vibrant colours on show… but hurry as all these must haves are selling fast!


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