When it comes to pulling an outfit together, the inspiration can come from anywhere. Sometimes it is a glimpse of two adjacent objects interestingly coloured; other times it is a particular silhouette. As far as inspiration goes, Burberry is an ever ending source. Ever since the arrival of Christopher Bailey in 2001, Burberry has reached soaring heights. He has turned an outdated English gentry label into a contemporary fashion leader. Beyond the ubiquitous Nova check, which now figures mainly as an embellishment, Bailey tends to work in monochromatic neutrals instead - black, brown, and gray for fall; white and khaki for spring—but adds unexpected flourishes such as tiers of feathers or ruched chiffon.
Fashion critics have deemed Bailey's image overhaul of Burberry brand a success. Style.com's Sarah Mower writes that turning "the frumpy old country lady's Burberry into a fashionable thing" is "something of a cause for national pride in Britain." The public agrees: Burberry's profits have skyrocketed since Bailey's arrival.
I am particularly fond of the last Burberry Prorsum Fall collection (which inspired this outfit). Imbued with skillful cuts, it is a play on volume and texture: brown and black striped pencil skirts, paisley tulip skirts, African prints and a touch of military chic.
skirt/jupe: Max Mara
bag/sac: Louis Vuitton