Tuesday, 7 June 2011


burberry is one of the few fashion houses that consistently produces menswear pre-collections. these pre-collections are getting increasing focuses. the collections are slightly watered-down from the main runway collections, making it more retail and consumer friendly. the pre-spring collection in this instance, would arrive in stores around november to december 2011, as compared to the main spring 2012 runway collections which would arrive in full by march 2012. the pre-collections would have a longer shelf life, before it all goes on the summer sales in june.

and with the increasing importance, burberry prorsum recently released their pre-spring 2012 lookbook, and i am so glad that there were several menswear looks included too. my initial thoughts were: a little heavy for a spring collection, fantastic knits, a little carribean. but considering the collection will be released in november/december, winter has only just began to creep in. i think it's a clever way for the design team to use pre-collections to shift the seasonal imbalance that most houses face.

outerwear remained their maindraw, especially loving the mustard yellow coat above. classic coats were given subtle twists, like updating the leather cuffs or hook-on details on the front of the coats. what surprised me was the knitwear. i really really like the colorful sweaters.

two accessories were featured in the menswear looks: the red ipad case, and the brown and orange leather tote. needless to say, i really like the orange tote. and a little close up look:

i love the whole style and feel, but the stitching is worrying me a little.

interesting looks, these form the basis of what we can expect in full scale from the burberry prorsum spring summer 2012 menswear show in milan next week. they should be offering the buy-it-now feature as per previous seasons, if so, i am getting very excited.

all pictures: burberry.com


  1. Look 2 je fonds pour les chaussures !!

    La Bise

    MCH from Paris

  2. I want all the trouser! And that low v neck knit sweater is a must too!


  3. i am loving the fisherman's coat up there. and the brown leather tote makes me swoon.



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