Resort 2009                

RTW 2008

Socks with heels and belted waists — Christopher Bailey is sticking to his guns with a Resort collection that is nothing if not reminiscent of his Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection.



Gone are the days of traditional-plaid overload, instead Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey delivered a modern-rocker-chic look that mixed simple, monochromatic pieces with intricate embroidery, pleats, and prints all in a fairly neutral color palette (think taupe, mustard, white, pewter).



The rock sensibility came through strongest through the accessories which, to me, were the weakest part of the collection. Besides once again pairing heels with socks, a look so un-chic that next to no one can pull it off, Bailey’s shoes seemed like a weak knockoff of the now overdone gladiator trend Nicolas Ghesquière started and the studded jewelry and purses oozed Marc by Marc Jacobs.




Many of the silhouettes, with their cinched waists and skinny belts seemed equally uninspired and while many of the pieces are wearable, Bailey failed to deliver an aspirational and innovative collection true to the luxury Burberry name he helped transform just a few seasons ago.