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Burberry Prorsum AW13

Animal print and restrained raunch at Burberry's Milan show

Unity is an undercurrent that has popped up in the last few Burberry shows, with models braving the indoor elements (snow, rain) in identical plastic capes and umbrellas for the finale.

AW13 took a different slant, with each model wearing animal pattern sunglasses, leopard linings appearing in trenches or casing the sides of a holdall, along with the brand's Nova check. Sometimes it was zebra instead.

Such racy language was actually anything but, with no Bet Lynch connotations. The effect was sweet and modest on neat clothes, especially when pared with a repeat heart motif crew neck. Coats realised in rubber were the antithesis of raunch too, as the collection riffed on classics in all senses of the word.