Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on February 20, 2014

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Collection




[Photo Credit: IMAXTree]

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  • Blair Sylvester

    Hmm it’s just ok

    • H2olovngrl

      Me too. I thought, “nope, not the brand for me.”

      • Blair Sylvester

        Yeah it’s not bad I just expect great neutral coats that have enough detail to make them special but also look great in five years

  • Zuber

    Omg!!!! Have I died and entered the heavens? This collection is gorgeous (reminds of 80’s though) but after all Color is Everywhere!

  • Glam Dixie

    Pssst, Burberry, you forgot to put clothes under some of your coats. The bath mat coats are definitely a thing. It’s a little too scarfy, yes, that is a technical fashion term, but there are some really lovely things in there. I found myself liking a lot of it.

    • FrigidDiva

      Agreed. I love scarves as much as the next person, but I would have liked to have seen some of the looks deployed without the scarves. They all started to look the same after awhile.

  • Imasewsure

    Bad use of some really gorgeous prints… love some of the “basic” coats though esp. the yellow one

    • kimmeister

      The fuzzy one that looks like skinned Tweety Bird?

      • Imasewsure

        Eek I didn’t even see the fabric very well… I kind of still like it but I definitely would only wear it as a bathrobe with my Tweety slippers … oh well, I guess I don’t like the collection much after all

  • Too much stuff. But I love the wide cinch belts with the horn toggles.

  • kimmeister

    The styling comes across a bit “bag lady” and the shoes are uniformly hideous, but there are some cool items in the mix. The painted on effect is cool but a bit overused here. I do really dig the short, painted shearling jacket though (somewhere around #6 or 7) and the opening coat.

  • sienna elm

    Some of those first pieces look like they were made out of shower curtain fabric.

  • Lower L

    I can’t tell what I’m looking at, because everything is awash in scarves.

  • frannyprof

    Can’t decide if I like or if I think everything looks like fabric samples for window treatments. Love the colors, though.

    • Kayceed

      This looks like the knock-off of a more luxe collection – e.g. the hand-painted coats (ugh) originally featured embroidered design, etc.

  • barbarienne

    Sensory overload. Too busy!

    Any one of these pieces would be lovely. But they’re all thrown together in a cacophony of colors and patterns; it’s hard to really see any of the pieces. I got the impression of some really cool scarves, inexplicably masquerading as the tops of dresses over coats with belts holding them down…oi. It’s like a little kid playing dress up with EVERYTHING in her mother’s closet.

    tl;dr: good pieces, horrible presentation.

    • Suzanne Moore

      I totally agree. The overload of patterns and colors made my eyes twitch.

  • ralish

    I unabashedly love all of this.

  • Danielle


    • sienna elm

      probably *not* something to google at work! 😉

  • boweryboy

    I LOVE the prints. Too bad I hate everything else.

    • conniemd

      What bugs me is the coats have strange belts and don’t really button. The fabrics are beautiful, but a coat should be a serviceable coat.

  • Sarah

    I dislike. It is too “I escaped from the high-end mental institution after crafts class” for me. And really, I don’t see anything here that enhances any of the models’ beauty. That could be the exceptionally busy styling though – I’m sure there are some nice pieces hidden in all the swathes of floral schmatta.

    • zenobar

      Yes, this is all reading very Kids In The Hall “Sizzler Sisters” to me as well.

      • Sarah

        Bless yer heart. KITH references are the stuff of LIFE.

        • zenobar

          Hey, out of my body and onto your plate!
          (ETA: God I hope you get that reference. Otherwise, that’d make me look Stone. Creepy.)

          • Sarah

            The Chicken Lady is firmly ensconced in my memory. You are not stone creepy, rest easy.

  • oatmealpie

    The dresses under the coats look like Project Runway designers were challenged to cover their models using as few seams as possible.

  • Cortney Dean

    This looks sort of like a really luxe tutorial on how to best utilize your extensive scarf and blanket collection.

    • scoobynacks

      And your watercolors.

  • KinoEye

    The bags are excellent, and I love the prints, but not the execution.

  • alyce1213

    The colors and prints are beautiful, but the mixing is a lot.
    However, this is on another level completely than the color and print mixes of Peter Pilotto, which are hard to look at.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Table clothes, blankets, and bath mats as clothing.

    • raeb23

      i think this is why i dislike most of these prints…they remind me of home furnishings

  • deelup

    I want to roll around in all these fabrics and admire their beauty up close. But I do not want to wear any of them.

    • vitaminC

      “I want to roll around in all these fabrics…”

      Looks like a bunch of models beat you to it.

  • nowlo

    I think it’s a beautiful collection. I love the hand-painted quality of the prints and bags are amazing. There are many great, wearable pieces in here.

    The complaints about this collection looking busy or over-the-top puzzle me. This is meant to be a high fashion show, which sometimes entails visual busyness and styling that wouldn’t work for your average person.

  • TheOtherChristina

    I’m just floored by the beauty. The pattern mixing here isn’t successful 100% of the time, but when it is, it’s sublime. The colors and many of the prints are gorgeous. I’m already trying to figure out how I can evoke this aesthetic with plus size clothing.

    I don’t really think any of it looks sloppy or overwrought. I think it’s perfect.

  • maxxman

    I can see the Olsen twins wearing any of these.

  • frumpybiscuits

    I feel like I just scrolled through a really gorgeous array of bathrobes. Happy….yet perplexed.

  • jilly_d


  • KT

    I’m really loving the direction this brand has taken in recent years. I would never have associated Burberry with “hippie chic,” and yet here we are — and it’s fucking fabulous. You can still totally see the classic Burberry in most of these looks, but they’ve infused it with a distinctly different flare, which is smart and makes the whole thing feel fresh. I’d love to wear almost all of these looks, and J’ADORE all the beautifully rich colors. Brava, or rather — cheers, Burberry.

  • Trickytrisha

    Smiling all through the scroll down. These are happy clothes.

  • SugarSnap108

    Maybe I’m missing something, but I mainly see a bunch of fabrics (admittedly fabulous, in some case) draped over models’ bodies.

  • MilaXX

    LOVE! Some of the coats read more dress than coat and I’d have to sort out all the various layers, but I like pretty much everything here, even the giant bags.

  • myristica_fragrans

    i’m jealous of the models getting those monogrammed scarves.

  • marlie

    This is one of those collections where you really need to dissect the runway looks to actually appreciate some of the pieces. I love, love, LOVE the giant shawls/scarves. Some of the coats – particularly the ones WITHOUT prints/artwork are really classic and lovely. Though pretty much across the board, I hate the shoes, belts and bags.

  • quiltrx

    Meh. Everything is just so shapeless. And the prints are nice, but they’re basically what Kaffe Fassett has been doing with quilting fabric for ages.

    • Qitkat

      You have introduced me to a fabric designer I knew nothing about! Incredible colors and patterns. Thanks quiltrx.

      • boweryboy


  • Qitkat

    There are some lovely individual pieces here, but this is ‘boho chic’ taken to a new level. A lot of it makes my eyeballs squirmy. Most of the layering would require constant adjusting in the real world. Let’s please say no to lace overskirts once and for all.

  • RoseJB

    New favourite collection.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      I’m contemplating the exact same thing.

  • Leah Elzinga

    I think it’s worth noting how ethnically diverse the models are at this show. Right direction, Burberry.

  • boweryboy

    The more I look at this the more it seems like a spring collection.

    • Evan

      That’s what I was thinking. And who woulda thunk Gucci would beat out Burberry in the coat porn department?

  • Mimi

    I LOVE the coats.

  • thank you Burberry. I can keep on spending my imaginary money on the Gucci collection 🙂

  • Emily Giovanni

    While some of these looks are pretty, I really hope belting scarves like that does not become a thing.

  • Lesley

    I normally live for the burberry prorsum shows but this time around there was no wow factor it was just OK. Lot’s of prints and scarfs – very Jetsetter / Michael Kors-ey

  • KES4K

    Burberry is my hypothetical “I somehow came into vast sums of money but for some inexplicable reason need to keep toiling at my current job” designer (as opposed to Dolce and Gabbana, who are for the same situation minus the job). Just classic business perfection.

  • rebeemoon

    Please to be giving me the long tan coat with the blue pattern and furry collar/cuffs.

  • GinaGeo

    Hippy Elves

  • I want fabulous outerwear and then I will go out ALL THE TIME and eat at outdoor cafes in inappropriate weather because LOOK AT MY OUTERWEAR.

  • Diego!

    I only love the blue coats and scarfs. The rest has too much print on it!

  • Heather

    Are we doing “scarves tucked into belts” now? ‘Cause I don’t think I like that. Especially for runway styling, I want to see the coats, but the are completely covered.

  • SierraDelta

    This reminds me very much of the “Bloomsberries.” The colors and the shapes on the fabrics read Vanessa Bell to me.

  • Anna

    Love this look! It’s great for the runway because its bright, its a mix of texture that keeps you focused on the clothes (not the models), and the concept is clear. I can see how this will translate into some beautiful off-runway looks.