What a pity it was that Burberry couldn't show on Valentine's Day.
What a pity it was that Burberry couldn't show on Valentine's Day. Christopher Bailey's Fall 2013 show for the brand — a romantic, ladylike offering called Trench Kisses — seemed perfectly suited to the lover's holiday, with its widespread use of a heart print and a soundtrack that included the love song "Happy Together" and a stirring live performance of Tom Odell's "Hold Me."
But back to the clothes. Bailey specializes in classics with modern twists, and he delivered on that promise here. His trench coats, the backbone of his collections, were updated for Fall with sleeves in leopard or thick, translucent rubber and accented with strips of polished metal. A skirt, jacket, and several bags were covered with little strips of leather attached by grommets; other decorations included thick, bold stripes and oversize graphic animal prints like giraffe or cowhide. And as if in an effort to tame those wild beasts, Bailey sent all of his models down the runway in demure kitten heels.