2011 Heavy Punk Bracelet with Spike Studs and Chains
One size: 6 cm at widest point.
Burberry Prorsum punk bracelet from S/S 2011. In excellent used condition. Made in Italy. RRP: $995 (£608)
S/S 2011 was another grand success for Burberry and Christopher Bailey. Many of A/W 2010-2011's signature military-inspired pieces were stripped down and decorated with leather trims and iconic biker detailing. Tim Blanks writes:
'Christopher Bailey's trip to the Burberry archives last season helped him to the best men's collection of his career with the company, and he hit pay dirt again with Spring's return visit. A stash of early twentieth-century biker gear designed by the very forward-thinking Thomas Burberry gave him the idea for his "heritage biker" collection. It was another spectacular outing. [...] The biker influence loomed in vests, coats, pants, and jackets, the last one out especially lethal with its stretch of spiked studs.' (our emphasis)
This statement bracelet is adorned with seven alternating sets of the season's signature spiked studs, layered over six rows of chunky metal chains. Made from heavy stainless steel with a smooth and lustrous finish, it has an exaggerated shape and feels incredibly substantial when worn. Still, comfort is maintained due to its carefully considered proportions, opening slightly towards the bottom to follow the lines of the arm. The Burberry Prorsum logo is precisely engraved on the interior side.
An iconic piece from one of Burberry's most coveted seasons, this bracelet is definitely not for the faint of heart. While looking extremely directional, it has all the credentials to become a modern classic.