Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2013

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2013 | Pictures

While other designers have been letting their clothes get farther and father away from the body, Christopher Bailey has been busy bringing Burberry's lines closer to the curves.

For the women's side of his Pre-Fall 2013 collection, that meant body-hugging everything: dresses, skirts, sweaters, and even the house's signature outerwear. It was forthrightly sexy stuff, especially the cocktail dresses sewn on top of mesh bodices. There was a definite tinge of a professional-grade luxury as well; perhaps that idea was best expressed in a coat with fur on top and camel below the waist, and in slim pencil skirts that stopped right at the knee.

For the boys, Bailey seemed a little more carefree. Shirts in a heart print stood alongside sweatshirts with cartoon versions of a London police officer or a Royal Guardsman at Buckingham Palace, all of which added a little humor to the collection. And while there were no shortage of topcoats and trenches here, the most notable piece of outerwear was a motorcycle jacket lined with mink. How decadent — and cool — is that?

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