2010-02-26 09:31:56 GMT SINA.com
There's only one problem with the jackets on the Burberry Prorsum runway for Fall: Which one to choose? It's the biggest accolade to Christopher Bailey that (a) that was a real and urgent dilemma, as the outerwear was available to pre-order instantaneously on the Burberry Web site, and (b) it would actually be impossible to go wrong. Every single one of his giant-collared shearlings, military-drab overcoats and parkas—and every hybrid thereof, in all their variations of volume, shape, shagginess, and leather strap and buckle detail—was utterly desirable. Bailey nailed it from the point of view of proportion—oversize and cropped—and practicality. He did it for women who like a frisson of showy seasonal fashion, and for those who want a coat that's destined for a long life in the hall closet. By 5 p.m. GMT, thousands of mouse-pointers all over the world were hovering in distress over which "Click to buy" button to press.