Fashion Show Coverage: Burberry Men S/S 12 (june 18th 2011)

1 - venue

Burberry Prorsum, Spring Summer 2012 Menswear: “Handcrafted Heritage”.

2 - invitation

This season the invitation card was wooden.

3 - venue

The venue was Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan.

4 - venue

A beautiful palazzo originally built in the 15th century but reconstructed at the end of the 18th century.

5 - venue

The foyer

6 - venue

Your favourite blogger toasting to Burberry

7 - venue

The showspace

8 - venue

Burberry`s iconic novacheck also makes excellent wall-decor.

9 - frontrow

The front row seats of Suzy Menkes, Anna Dello Russo, Franca Sozzani, Milan Vukmirovic, Tim Blanks and Satorialist Scott Schuman.

9a - Anna

Anna Dello Russo before the show.

9b - Franca

Franca Sozzani before the show.

9c - frontrow Julian Morris, Cara Delevingne, Rob Pryor and Jake Cooper

Julian Morris, Cara Delevingne, Rob Pryor and Jake Cooper sitting front row.

9d - runway

"This collection started with our iconic heritage as the foundation, we really wanted to emphasise this feeling of handcrafted pieces, celebrating craftsmanship but always with this playful element. We have taken our icons and played with texture to personalise and give them a real character and charm using colour to highlight the intricate detail that goes into crafting them." (Christopher Bailey)

9f - Runway

The silhouettes are oversized work wear trench coats, oversized double breasted heritage trench coats, single breasted heritage trench coats, oversized heritage fishtail parkas, cropped storm parkas, heritage packable funnel neck storm anoraks, funnel neck storm parkas, funnel neck duffle coats, sculptural tailored cabans, oversized raglan heritage cabans, oversized double collar car coats, patch pocket tailored jackets, double breasted knitted outerwear, single breasted knitted outerwear, oversized crochet funnel neck stripe knit, cropped mouline fisherman neck knits, double breasted aran knit cardigans, shawl collar fisherman knit cardigans, fairisle beaded knits, cropped fairisle jacquard knits, cropped blanket stitched trim knits, blanket stitched trim jacquard cabans, oversized cropped shirts, box fit short sleeved shirts, pyjama collar short sleeved shirts, scoop neck printed T shirts, gathered high waist belted trousers, carrot leg work wear trousers and pleated carrot leg trousers.

9g - Runway

Details include hand crafted natural wood toggles, weathered metal buttons, natural horn buttons, luggage leather trench buckles, hand shredded raffia trims, luggage stitching, sprayed leather seams, heritage throat latches, hand crochet wooden bead detachable collars and trims, crochet raffia detachable collars, textured leather bindings, eclectic print sleeve linings, zigzag embroidered under collars, ventilation eyelets, button guards, fishtail hems, tab adjusters, storm hoods, packable hoods, draw cord waists and hems, fine waist belts, press studs, heritage check linings, eclectic placement prints and blanket stitch felt bird appliqués.

9h - Runay

The fabrics are heritage gabardine, broken heritage twill, sunburst printed nylon, coated nylon canvas, starched tumbled cotton, bonded leather, chambray linen, textured canvas nylon, waxed print cotton poplin, compact cotton poplin, compact bonded linen, garment washed fine linen cotton canvas, cotton linen denim, overprinted linen cotton canvas, work wear cotton, exaggerated cotton canvas, raffia stripe jacquard, bonded cotton twill, compact double wool linen and printed bonded cotton.

9j - Runway

Colours range from dark moss, chrome yellow, bright ink, emerald, dark conker, dark sisal, bright larch, dark clove brown, smoky quartz, trench, spice, bright sorrel, beetroot, dark lead, black, garnet, bright amber, brown amber, pale rye, ochre to dark bottle green, violet, bordeaux, bright indigo, deep indigo, bright clementine, dark peacock, khaki green, optic white, ink blue, primrose white, bright oxford blue, dark bulrush, honey, bronze amber, cocoa, pale wheat, dark oak brown, elm and malachite.

9k - Runway

Accessories are cork sole moccasins, leather cork sole raffia contrast desert loafers, alligator cork sole raffia contrast desert loafers, leather cork sole tapestry contrast desert loafers, woven leather portrait tote bags, woven leather portrait holdalls, alligator iPad sleeves, linen leather contrast Burberry crest tote bags, leather duffle bags, braided leather tote bags, crotchet raffia caps and acetate sunglasses.

9n - Runway

Runway Music

Butterflies & Hurricane - Muse

That Day is Done - Elvis Costello

Unchained Melody - U2

Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin Café Orchestra

9p - Runway

All outerwear and bags from the collection are now available on for immediate purchase for one week until 27 June for delivery within two months through the brand’s Runway to Reality initiative, months ahead of standard delivery times.

9q - Runway

Christopher Bailey

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Picture source: My own pictures + Burberry Press

How do you like the collection & the show?