inspired by history.
it is nothing new to the fashion industry to be inspired by history. in today’s world designers may mean to take fashion from the past and reinterpret it, other times it may just be instinctively done. picking out the small historic details of the designs walking down the runway each season is quite exciting. and example would be the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 collection.
whether or not the collection, or specifically the “cape” pieces covering the shoulders, were and interpretation of a historical piece of clothing one can easily pull resemblances from history. the garrick coat is iconic piece in the fashion world and was made to product the wearer from the outdoor elements. the “capes” in the Burberry collection have a small sense of this style.