Clearly someone over at Burberry must have taken note of the saying, “the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice” before they designed their Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection. A saying made popular by Black women with chocolate complexions back in the day, Burberry has appropriated our celebration of rich color by infusing their signature, light beige trench with rich hues and natural textures making an already beautiful coat, sweet like red, juicy summer strawberries.
Inspired by beautiful African and Indian prints, the collections highlights vibrant colors associated with both these regions. There’s a stunning sky-blue leather trench with horn buttons ($6,000), a moss green trench with wooden geometric shaped beads around the collar (a straight bite of Maasai collars!) and whoa, the multi-colored marigold orange woven leather trench ($8,000) will make you want to re-mortgage your home for a piece of outerwear. Also influenced by the weaving culture unique to Africa, these Burberry dresses have an edgy, vibrancy to them not usually associated with Burberry’s infamous plaid designs. My favorite though might be the oh so sexy navy batik print trench with black leather trim ($2,995) that I plan to bootleg (errr, re-create) with some high-quality fabric I copped while in South Africa. Wearing nothing but this trench and a pair of stilettos screams “scandalous” in the very best of ways. Exscursetly hot, these trenches flow with both ease and tease.
To see more of the Burberry Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection click HERE.