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Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection

Christopher Bailey titled his Autumn / Winter 2013 collection for Burberry Prorsum as "I ♥ CLASSICS". So one would have expected throwback heritage pieces to parade down the catwalk. But instead, on a cold Milanese day, it was the jungle animals that came out to play.

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection-am_il_v1001_i_1ba16f13528397f1fefa1511716cd46c39_d3aac095e638e4905a87c133825e089d58

Leopard print on trenches and pointed bluchers, tiger print on satchels and totes. The owls and foxes from last year's Fall 2012 had been replaced with a wilder cohort. There was something rather primal and edgy about the collection, and in that sense, there was a whiff of Bailey's celebrated Spring 2011 collection with its black leather moto jackets and studded trenches. That subversive punk element was most evident in the semi-transparent latex coats (paired with heart print shirts) that closed the show.

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection-am_il_v1001_i_052e4698dd27546c3e6ddcdb9bac53ef24_b11fa73ec3456b4b0e39b8a18cc6cedd43

It was a studied departure from the metallic pieces that shimmered down the runway a few months earlier at the Spring 2013 shows (which are finding their way into stores now). Yet, as always, it was the outerwear that anchored the collection. From the extravagant (a top coat constructed out of pony hair) to the commercially-minded (classic camel coats), Bailey continues to ply the brand's signature pieces with fresh inspiration.

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection-am_il_v1001_i_4247fa16d1852b72f1d5db4ebdefb99960_0938430643664225d1eb0f2de1d4570b79

Favourite Pieces:

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection-am_il_v1001_i_0644041c168bc4823e79353b851356df97_f57841d99e4b616b054af28aaf02425715

That single-breasted camel trench. Gun-flaps removed for a clean and timeless aesthetic. Who needs gun-flaps anyway? We're not American.

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection-am_il_v1001_i_309f55dab5edb59212abd0d388485c9d65_2a7caf6e49f7cf0ed849f5597be3471d88

That red needle-punched heart sweater. Where's the love? It's right here Justin Timberlake.

Favourite Pieces: Burberry Prorsum Autumn / Winter 2013 Menswear Collection-am_il_v1001_i_248e82faefa312e63ad2d12b7defc39407_9b460707f509a12ab71c8a1ef511f6f727

That small and large leopard print top coat. Go big or go home. Admittedly, not for the shy wallflower. Or for any man that is not Bryan Boy for that matter.

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