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2009 Soft Lightweight Silk Duster Coat

Burberry Prorsum

2009 Soft Lightweight Silk Duster Coat


IT 48 - 38 Chest - S/M (oversized): Best for any size between a large IT 46 - 36 Chest - S and a slim IT 52 - 42 Chest - M/L.

Burberry Prorsum silk duster coat from S/S 2009. In brand new condition with tags. Made in Italy. RRP: £1395

The clothes in Burberry Prorsum's S/S 2009 collection were described by Christopher Bailey as 'crumpled classics', which explains the timeworn and softly rugged aesthetic that permeated the runway. Inspired by Derek Jarman's famous garden cottage in Dungeness, Kent, Bailey presented an eclectic mix of soft outerwear and vintage-inspired knitwear in an earthy palette. The result was a gently melancholic and laid-back collection that emphasized volume, texture and a gentle feeling of comfort.

This understated duster coat is made from precious pure silk. The super fine yarn has been woven into a compact structure and is then coated with Teflon to give it a protective, water-resistant finish. The fabric has a luxurious shine and a smooth texture that feels very pleasant against the skin. The nonchalant aesthetic of the piece is reinforced by the relaxed proportions, with narrow raglan shoulders, a oversized torso block and generously proportioned sleeves. The coat has a three button closure that leads to classic notched lapels, while the collar can be turned up to reveal military-inspired topstitching. Large adjustable cuff tabs and a short vent complete the streamlined design. Please note that the sleeves were shortened for the runway presentation.

Like all Burberry Prorsum outerwear pieces, the construction of the coat is of a very high standard. All seams and stitches are flawlessly executed, complementing the clean straight lines of the pattern. Upon inspecting the unlined interior we can see that most interior seams have French finishing, while the shoulder seams are bound in silk. The Burberry-engraved buttons are made from buffalo horn that has been glazed for a lustrous varnished finish. Smaller buttons reinforce their underside, ensuring that they will never come off without stretching the silk fabric. The neck features a beautiful woven hanging chain.

A timelessly elegant staple piece, this easy-going coat will add effortless luxury to a variety of outfits. Channel the S/S 2009 collection's elegantly dishevelled aesthetic by wearing it with a patterned silk shirt.

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