Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection

Posted on September 22, 2011

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection

Burberry is continuing the spring 2012 trend of tribal-inspired influences in a range of autumnal colors. Some of the prints are a bit much, especially in the flouncey skirts, but the rich, textural feel of this collection makes us want to reach out and touch the pieces. The more angular, graphic prints composed of stripes, chevrons, and triangles all work really well. The coats, unsurprisingly, are spectacular. In fact, all of the more tailored looks are the best part of the collection; the skirts, jackets and coats in more classic silhouettes. The sculptural pieces and the ones that play around with proportion are, to us, the weakest parts.
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Collection

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: burberry.com - Video Credit: Burberry via YouTube.com]

    • MilaXX

      Love the use of color, of course I hate the hats. Still there’s lots here that’s very wearable as separate. Love the stripe coat.

      • mdesmondobrien

        “Wearable as separate” was my first thought, too. The cultural appropriation is gag-worthy, but the clothes are gorgeous. I’m really in love with the turquoise/aqua coat especially!

        • Anonymous

          I agree about the cultural appropriation.  My initial thought was “Yowza!” and not in a Bootsy Collins cool sort of way. 

    • Anonymous

      What I like about this collection is that it restores the natural waistline.  Now that is a fashion trend I could get behind.

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        Yes, I’ve been waiting patiently for this to happen. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    • Anonymous

      i’m uncomfortable with the more blatant (and sometimes flippant) cultural appropriation in current seasons… i realize it’s nearly ALWAYS an element in fashion, but in recent cases, it’s a very “let’s dress up as mayans el oh el” kinda vibe. so even if these were in my price range, i’d probably avoid buying them.

      that said, the clothes are as impeccable and beautiful as one would expect, and i especially crush on the pleated dresses (initial look, and then green 2nd row) and the flouncy-ish a-line skirts in several colors. they’re very accessible in a real woman way ~ as in, i can actually see a range of women in non-fashion industry sizes wearing them well.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJMQEBSJRUNQHEEWTXI5BCS6HI D J

      For anyone that’s interested, there’s a whole separate video on Burberry’s site that goes into how some of the clothes and especially the purses are made. The purses are divine, even the little clutch. There’s even some alligator trimmed pieces. The nice thing about many of the jackets is that it’s a woven rattan material that you don’t notice until up close, and the trend continues through the totes and clutches. 

      Not a big fan of some of the crazier prints, but simplicity is what Burberry is best at, and they have simplicity in spades with this collection. 

    • Anonymous

      Love the tribal printed tops, the green dress, the striped coat and the bright blue coat (dress?).

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful, and that cyan blue dress is just freaking spectacular! (At least I think it’s cyan?)

    • Anonymous

      This is the first collection you’ve shown us that I really don’t like. I don’t know what it is, but overall it feels very outdated and old. *shrug* I’m no fashionista though. I just don’t care for it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615187474 Trish Barker

        Maybe it’s the skirt length? I think I could thrift that mid-length skirt in every color shown. It also seems very Talbots.

        • Anonymous

          I actually like the collection, but know what you might mean when you say it feels outdated. Perhaps it might have something to do with the return of the dirndl skirt which incidentally is a shown in a longer length? That really takes me back to high school.

    • Anonymous

      I like the bold sexiness of the line, Such a great uses of color and pattern. I want so many things especially the beaded sandals.

    • http://twitter.com/vesperbeauty Vesper Beauty

      The first three rows of looks are INCREDIBLE. Then I get a little lost with the mushy shapes, but by the end it’s back to snappy, sharply tailored looks. LOVE.

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree with you. The blue dress in the middle of the first row is fabulous. The print used in those rows feels a little Egyptian interpreted by Missoni.

    • Anonymous

      Enh.  A bunch of colors I don’t care for (mostly because I can’t wear them)…and it all just looks kind of sloppy to me.  Those hats are dreadful.

      I do like the green/purple jacket, though, and the striped coat if it wasn’t yellow.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Some of these pieces are incredible. Doesn’t feel very BURBERRY though… but who knows, I could be wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Now I bet some of these pieces can look spectacular on the right girl (which is not me!) but what’s it again with the weird flouncething  on the skirts? I instantly think of poor Middle Age maidens having to do their laundry in a stream and therefore gathering up their skirts. All that excessive fabric could make tons of pretty clothes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Easily the ugliest spring collection featured on this site.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Easily the ugliest spring collection featured on this site.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Too much – especially the shoes in the second row.  Hate the detail at the ankle.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Too much – especially the shoes in the second row.  Hate the detail at the ankle.

    • Anonymous

      You spelled “Missoni” wro–oh wait..

      I love all of it, it’s perfect, but it’s like they’re fishing for a new identity.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Ha! There’s quite a bit of chevron, isn’t there? In fact, the chevron jacket with the horizontally striped skirt is one of my favorite looks here. Not that I can wear the skirt, but those pieces look great together.

      • Anonymous

        LMAO I commented on the Missoni vibe too before seeing your post.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I love the first green dress, the rest is too dark and moody for spring. There are some interesting pieces, and I would willingly wear some of this, but most of it isn’t something I would grab for a sunny spring day.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      gretchen, had she any talent beyond halfbaked etsy.

    • Anonymous

      Spring?  Really?  I see AUTUMN all over this.  Pretty autumn, but still, autumn.

    • http://profiles.google.com/spandexalii Ali King

      That turquoise coat dress is fabulous.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I like the hippie-ish feel of some of these pieces. They can come off as very cool and fun; however, they can also turn dowdy really fast if not worn with the right attitude. Or the right accessories, e.g. those hideous shoes in the second and third rows. Might as well put Birkenstocks or, god help us, earth shoes on their feet.

      It’s an interesting experiment for Burberry, with the way this collection jumps back and forth between hippie and more classic designs. It’s not a failure by any means, IMO. Looking at each piece individually, I think a lot of this could work for many types of women.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/dLUE.9h6zdoHMLprP6AQrSQpKt0CZys-#e58b4 tom

      I really like the colors and the fact that the clothes are very wearable.  May not be cutting edge but makes up for by being clothes that someone would actually wear.

    • Addicted2Glamour

      As many here are saying, most of the separates are lovely, but as head-to-toe looks, it’s a case of “too much.”

    • http://twitter.com/GQueen GQueen

      Oh my god, the aqua blue coat dress that T&Lo used for the icon photo for this- LOVE LOVE LOVE. Covet madly.Waaaant.

      • Anonymous

        That model is WERQing the hell out of it, too!

    • narita_rayna

      i really loved this one. why dont more big designers release videos like this?

    • Anonymous

      Like & dislike about evenly – the voluminous ruffles and horizontally gathered skirts, the color mustard, and the oddly wrinkly, rumply look of some of these on the models: dislike.

      As you said, the more tailored dresses (exception being the 1st, mustard, dress in row 2), coats & the slim skirts, and the use of color (esp. the blues) overall: like.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, those black pleated full skirts are unflattering. The “tribal” neck pieces remind me of my son’s 4th grade Mayan holy lord costume. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the shoes better than the clothes

    • Anonymous

      I like the shoes better than the clothes

    • Anonymous

      This may not be the most fashionable of the collections you’ve shown, but it’s probably the most accessible for the masses because so many of the silhouettes can be worn by women of so many different shapes and sizes.  I love the dirndl skirts just for nostalgia’s sake — although in my case they take me back to grade school — and also the brighter colors and patterns.  There’s an awful lot of darker colors, but there’s enough pieces here that there’s probably something for just about anyone, which you certainly cannot say about many of the collections we’ve seen.

    • Anonymous

      Droats!  Whoever heard of such a thing?

      I’ll take the slinky number in the second row from the bottom, middle photo w/blue bodice, striped skirt.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I like the green dress in the second row, but that’s it.

    • Anonymous

      I sure do hate those ugly hats a lot. 

    • Anonymous

      There are a few pieces (coats) that are just OK.  But as a whole, dislike.  I can’t see Burberry in this at all.  It just feels like on trend prints and colors sewn together.

    • Anonymous

      Teal coat. WANT. 

    • Anonymous

      A few of the triangular type prints are nice and I like the print on the dress 5th row, middle. Other than that I’m in agreement that the tailored pieces are the stars here and I wouldn’t say no to most of them.

    • Anonymous

      I love that beautiful aqua blue droat. A lot of the rest is hit or miss for me.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      I would do almost anything for that turquoise jacket. Including but not limited to wearing pantyhose, crocs and overalls.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

      I can’t wait to see what TLo says about the Gucci collection. I’m personally in LOVE.

    • Wrenaria

      I man. I want that teal coat SO BAD.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Filed under:

      “How I Would Dress Cathy Cambridge if Given Half a Chance”.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Filed under:

      “How I Would Dress Cathy Cambridge if Given Half a Chance”.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D25FA7JBTICUMUQRAD3KQJMAEI Carol

        And the aqua coat would be first on the list!  How freaking spectacular would she look in that yummy piece? Answer: pretty freaking spectacular!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D25FA7JBTICUMUQRAD3KQJMAEI Carol

        And the aqua coat would be first on the list!  How freaking spectacular would she look in that yummy piece? Answer: pretty freaking spectacular!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D25FA7JBTICUMUQRAD3KQJMAEI Carol

        And the aqua coat would be first on the list!  How freaking spectacular would she look in that yummy piece? Answer: pretty freaking spectacular!

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Filed under:

      “How I Would Dress Cathy Cambridge if Given Half a Chance”.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Filed under:

      “How I Would Dress Cathy Cambridge if Given Half a Chance”.

    • Anonymous

      The green pleated dress…hot

    • http://ape-z.blogspot.com April Zhang

      my friend and i were slideshow-ing this collection on style.com and all we could think was BRITISH IMPERIALISM