|Burberry show at London Fashion Week for spring 2013.|
A white cape over a pink metallic corset swimsuit opened the spring 2013 runway show for Burberry. Followed by a white trench coat with cape-let detail over the shoulders and a sea of metallics. A rainbow of metallic trench-coats tightly belted that made their way down the runway along with cocoon shaped sleeves, coats and capes.
Christopher Bailey, head of design at Burberry, said the collection was inspired by photographer Norman Parkinson's images from the 1940s and 50s. The collection had models in pencil skirts, corseted bodices and dresses in pinks, sapphire blue and shades of beige. Body-hugging, slim silhouettes were paired with cropped jackets or capes.
Bailey also told the press he looked at the Burberry archives for an added source of inpiration. The trench is a signiature Burberry item that goes back to its beginnings. It was seen throughout this collection restyled for the modern woman and with the cutting edge touch of metallic color.