Burberry Prorsum Menswear S/S 13

Dazed's Elizabeth Fraser-Bell on those spaced-out mod metallics...

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Burberry Prorsum's Christopher Bailey juxtaposed the neat, pristine tailoring of the mod wardrobe that he is known for with a spaced-out hyper-metallic story of vivid, reflective surface in tech silks and leather this season. Dazed & Confused's Deputy Fashion Editor Elizabeth Fraser-Bell explains the appeal of those candy-like metallic silk foils...

"As soon as the first metallic blue caban came down the catwalk, I got excited – all those lush, jewel-tones are perfect for editorial. I can't wait to shoot them! It wasn't just the trenchcoat styles either: the bomber jackets were brilliant and had really new proportions; short, fitted at the waist and very voluminous through the sleeves, as if Christopher Bailey has kept the qualities of a standard MA-1 but removed all the padding so you get these slightly billowing arms. I'd love to group all these metallics together and photograph them head-to-toe, in total looks. It was a really strong statement and those light-reflecting surfaces captured the vitality of summer."

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