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With Spring 2011 previews underway, we take a look into the upcoming Spring 2011 collection from Burberry Prorsum. Designed by Christopher Bailey, the line continues the designer’s triumphs from the current season. Style.com’s Tim Blanks breaks down the collection for us with this excerpt below.
Bailey may have made his rep with collections that leaned toward wistful melancholia, but the harder he goes, the better the clothes seem to get. Fall’s precise military-influenced tailoring was still obvious in khaki trenches and naval officer’s coats, but here they’d been given details like leather epaulettes and studded belts. The biker influence loomed in vests, coats, pants, and jackets, the last one out especially lethal with its stretch of spiked studs. To temper the toughness, Bailey paired a biker vest with jersey pants, motocross leathers with a luxe suede trench, and a sheer safari shirt with a studded vest. That balance between boyish vulnerability and male strength is quintessential Bailey.