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January 28, 2006

Fashion forward


With the Telegraph's Clare Coulson citing a move from "frothy femininity" to "crisp minimalism" in women's couture, I am pleased to report some movement toward more grown-up clothes for men. Take Christopher Bailey's work for Burberry Prorsum, for example. Yes, some of these guys look like they are on their way to work in the fashion camps but this is nothing a few weeks of World Health Organization minimum caloric intake diets could not put right.

Under the design direction of Christopher Bailey, Burberry Prorsum reinforces the distinctive qualities of British culture such as wit and eccentricity and calls on its heritage of functionality, fabric innovation and hand tailoring.

The man worked for Donna Karan back in the day when their fabrics were both richer and plainer than the rest and it shows. Very new Who, if you ask me. Also good to see the good folks at Burberry attempt to take their brand back from the chavs (Burberry flag included). By contrast, Christian Dior sticks to their traditional Who alien motif. So last millennium.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 28, 2006 11:34 AM

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Gung hei fhat choi, Flea! It's the Dog, so you'll have happy feeding. :-) Fireworks & Chinese beer for ever'body! w00t!

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