Burberry’s new high-end umbrellas have exceptional detail and design innovation that signal a change in the direction of the once humble umbrella.
With carved, painted, resin cast, gold-plated, and artisan produced handles available the design focus is consistent throughout. The option of patterned material compliments the focal point of the handle – and at prices between £495 and £750 the variety and quality of design is appropriate.
These umbrellas featured prominently in the Burberry A/W 12 show at London Fashion Week, and offer a great opportunity to bring high style into a formal context with ease:
Considering the formality of the Burberry brand, and the formal direction menswear in continues to go in, development of accessories to such a high pitch marks the refinement of the look. Every avenue in formality is being explored by designers, and these umbrellas fit the continuing trend. Beautiful on their own merit and an important milestone in the development of the A/W season, Burberry have excelled.
“If you have to get an umbrella this season, you have to get a Burberry one,” said Esther Quek, Fashion Editor of The Rake Magazine.
With elements of style which suggest Gatsby-like extravagance and vivacity, they are pieces that could form the centre of an outfit, and offer great potential to revive boring winter outfits. They might be reminiscent of the Jazz age, but as always with fashion the greatest developments come by being “borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Shop the full collection over on the Burberry website.