Burberry has forever been known for their great coats and jackets - most notably the iconic trench coat,and for Pre-Fall 2012, the famed British label is giving us 1930's pre-WWII glamour with smokey tweeds, belted furs, and demure pencil skirts - all taken to new lengths, the midi, which is somehow more sexy than the mini, at the moment.
there is something decidedly dark about this collection - ominous, sweepingly and chicly downtrodden. she's a woman who is going through something. she is gritty - wearing severe tweed pencil skirts or perhaps a leather and fur collared bomber jacket that she got at the thrift store (okay fine, it's f'ing Burberry, but it's the look, you know?). she looks to be dressed in her finest to travel off into the night, her suitcase in hand, running off into the fog to catch the last seat on a train to somewhere better.
there are flashes of whimsy - the owl & dog sweaters, the printed overcoat, the adorable bows that cinch every single waistline, the bright mustard yellow of the gloves & bags, the incredibly glamorous gowns... but overall she is somber. sober, but very beautiful and very chic.
oh, and the shoes are insane. insanely covetable.
(photos via style.com)