Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012

I also attended my first Burberry Prorsum show during Fall 2012 London Fashion Week yesterday.

It is, as you can imagine, the biggest show seen in London both in size and in production value.

The front row was packed with stars from all over the globe who joined us in celebrating this great British brand.

Models took to the runway wearing trench coats, cropped quilted coats, and tweed, fur-accented and wool coats in several different colours. These looks were kept fresh with bow-front ruched belts which accented the waist of nearly every look.

We also saw skirts which either had a swirled panel draped across the front, a peplum detail, or they were fluted in rich textures such as velvet and wool. Tee-shirts with owl motifs, white oversized shirts and fringed looks closed the show.

I loved the accessories, which ranged from studded leather gloves, which everyone tweeted about after the show, tweed baker boy hats, python gloves, quilted clutches adorned with a gold fox or owl heads, lace-up ankle boots, and large totes.

The show ended with a loud rumble of thunder and a crash of lightning inside the venue. As we looked at each other worriedly, a downpour of heavy showers started running down the outside of the greenhouse-styled venue, much to our relief, and we all burst into laughter – even Anna Wintour cracked a rare smile.

Cue models taking to the runway for the finale, carrying umbrellas, and shimmering gold confetti falling to the ground like rain.

Front Row: Alexandra Roach, Kate Bosworth, Mario Testino, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Clemence Poesy, Laura Bailey, Poppy Delevigne, Gabriella Wilde, Sonam Kapoor, Denise Lewis, Donna Air,, Alexa Chung, Vivian Hsu, Dongyu Zhou, Giorgia Surina, Ebru Salli, Rae Morris, Amir Khan Jolin Tsai and Girl band ‘Girls Generation’ members Seohyun, Yoona and Tiffany

Second Row: Will Young and Sophie Ellis Bextor

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kate Bosworth, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Clemence Poesy, Laura Bailey, Poppy Delevigne, Sonam Kapoor, Rachel Bilson, Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz, Kate Beckinsale, Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Alexa Chung, Melanie Laurent, Leighton Meester and Olivia Wilde

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11 Responses to Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012

  1. pipsqueak February 22, 2012 at 04:49 #

    Since McCartney and McQueen show in Paris, Burberry saves London Fashion Week! It’s a show in the highest anticipation. The brand’s chic design, retail appeal and use of high-profile models, as well as the designer’s celebrity status and respect in the industry are unmatchable. I love, love this collection!

  2. Cody February 22, 2012 at 04:40 #

    Hot collection!

  3. TeaAtTwo February 22, 2012 at 02:32 #

    Congrats FC, on all the new show invites. The front row is calling you. 🙂

    • Fashion Critic February 22, 2012 at 04:16 #

      Thank you 😉

  4. Sophie February 21, 2012 at 23:34 #

    Nice to see a few black models on Burberry’s catwalk, roll back 5 years and I doubt you would of seen someone with a tan!

    • Shaina February 22, 2012 at 00:28 #

      I was just thinking the same thing! Nice to see some color on the red carpet. Normally I only see one or two black models.

  5. Dhppy February 21, 2012 at 19:16 #

    The bow belts distress me greatly.

    • EmmaWoodhouse February 21, 2012 at 20:20 #

      +1 100%!!!! I like their coats, generally, but the bow belts do ruin them!

    • Luci February 22, 2012 at 07:50 #


  6. Cristina February 21, 2012 at 17:57 #

    there are some videos about this show???
    Thank you!!

  7. Alina February 21, 2012 at 17:48 #

    Clemence Poesy would look good in the 4th dress you’ve posted.

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