Spotted! Bulletproof Barbarian

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Retaining an edge of expected traditionalism whilst pushing and evolving a brand every season is no mean feat, but one that Christopher Bailey excels at. Burberry Prorsum’s Spring Summer 2011 collection balances the expected gentlemanly attire, including trenches and cozy knitwear, with an edge of barbarian brutality, courtesy of studded biker jackets. Cropped quilted leathers, are rendered in brown and black, heavy with tarnished studs they simultaneously recall a military and biker inspiration. Paired with shades of khaki to further emphasize the militant influence, the look is softened with luxe fabrications and Burberry’s signature quality. The fusion of determined masculinity with a Field and Flight palette culminates in an ideal that sits somewhere between Marlon Brando and Sid Vicious, via the eternal teenage angst of Kurt Cobain.

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