Runway Review: Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014

The massiveness of Burberry as a brand is astounding. The fact that I watched the spring 2014 show filmed entirely with an iPhone on their YouTube channel (with superb quality, I might add) is just a drop in the ocean.

Let's just start with the front row. In the past few years it has become the who's who of the London social scene. Socialites such as Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevigne, musicians Paloma Faith and Harry Styles and style-setting actresses such as Sienna Miller and newcomer Naomie Harris were probably picking outfits (yes, Harry too) for their next red carpet appearance.

And boy, they sure had a lot to choose from. This latest outing by Christopher Bailey felt much sweeter than the last couple of seasons (possibly a continuation of the heart motif worn by, well, everyone). Think pastels, lace and embroidered flowers galore.

The first half of the collection felt very British. Dainty lace shirts with matching skirts topped with a borrowed-from-the-boys gray cardigan were just so easy to imagine on girls (the Delevigne sisters, perhaps?) roaming the streets of London.

The body conscious tailoring of trench coats from last season was replaced by a much looser fit of this Burberry staple. They almost had a floaty quality that could easily turn them into the chicest coat dresses.

The cuteness of it all was a bit broken apart (thank goodness) by the accessories (clutches and heels) in bright colors (bright yellow, hot pink and turquoise).

Granted, Bailey did show some nice and covetable pieces and this collection will have him laughing straight to the bank, but after seeing Christopher Kane's masterful show held on the same day, Burberry kind of paled in comparison.

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Photos from Style.com

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