Last season, a few editors dared to criticise Christopher Bailey for using a tried and tested method, but that could not be said of his 2011 A/W London Fashion Week offerings. As we saw, outerwear took centre stage as usual with bright coloured wool coats opening the show, all teamed with animal print flat caps. The collection gradually introduced check with 60s-inspired peacoats teamed with skintight trousers with a kick flare. Statement making coats abounded, from coloured pea coats, to fur trimmed trenches to double breasted biker style jackets. The finale even took place under light snowfall as the models covered up in cute, clear rain macs. There seemed to be more focus on bags than ever with large bowling totes and small patent clutches being the main focus. Christopher Bailey can sleep soundly tonight with another triumph under his belt!
- Trends: Heritage, '60s, fur, animal print.
- Colours: Blue, orange, green, black, white, brown, purple.
- Accessories: Large handbags with tassels, patent clutch, wedge heels.
- Key look: Olive green wool coat. Fur trimmings, kick flare trousers.
- Who would wear this: Anybody who likes classics with a twist.
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