1 February 2009

An English Landscape


"My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods. Time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees - my love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath - a source of little visible delight, but necessary."

- Catherine Earnshaw
(Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë)

Taking inspiration from traditional English tailoring, Danish based Bertoni showcased a wonderfully poetic Fall 09 Collection. The somewhat casual approach of the menswear, with its use of superbly soft flannel and wool, allowed for a very gentle character to the collection. The comfortable and cosy fabrics, coupled with the grey tones and punches of deep red evoked a late summer's twilight. The darker, yet still beautifully warm evenings punctuated with grey clouds and ablaze at the corners with the emerging autumnal colours were not hard to imagine. The somewhat minimal and clean cut construction of the looks dichotomously felt comforting when provided in such a warm manner.

The womenswear again took inspiration from the historic and slighty more poetic notion of rural clothing. The decidedly feminine clothing was clearly rooted from an inspiration in menswear, yet with a creative play on proportions. The more relaxed silhouette contrasted with the slimmer looks of the men, yet both evoked a gentle and soft manner. The main focus in terms of construction lay in the wonderful use of pleating. The wider silhouette provided by this, when paired with colours such as the dusty rose and blue winter sky, allowed for a more romantic feel to the womenswear throughout.

What are your thoughts on the collection?

Currently playing: Collide - Howie Day

xxxx

37 comments:

  1. oh i adore all the cardis!!

    xx LM

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  2. Oh I absolutely love the plaid suits, and suits are just so much fun for me to look at! I love this post!

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  3. I love the look of the last girl!! Sooo cute!!

    And all the collection look soo simply and chic, you can wear every outfit!!

    xx

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  4. I love the last look on the male model, hot!

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  6. I love the first menswear image, I think it channels the eccentric side of traditional English dress a little more than the other outfits. I really like your descriptions of the collection as well, are you planning on going into fashion journalism? Because I think you would be great at it!

    Also I am doing Wuthering Heights for AS English Literature and we're going to visit the place Wuthering Heights was supposed to be based on, my plan is to sneak away from my English teacher and take some pictures there for some very English outfit posts!

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  7. Oh I feel the need to wear hues of soft charcoal grey with a pale blue scarf now.

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  8. love those photos, love the ladies hair as well, new here, like the blog!!!!

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  9. they all look so gorgeous, i got to have this clothes.. simply beautiful

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  10. i immediately thought of wuthering heights. it looked like that was his exact inspiration! (i added your link) much love, thank you for posting. i'm off to put in wool scarves and roll up my pant legs just a teeny tiny bit in an ode to bertoni...

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  11. The quote from Wuthering Heights (one of my favorites, actually) really was perfect to sum up the garments in this collection!
    I just love grey and blue together, I think it's the recipe for a truly fantastic look. I absolutely love all the looks!
    xo

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  12. I love this Bertoni collection. I do have a thing for the elegant and comfortable looking English style.

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  14. Whenever I see a soft, faded fabric it makes me think of wurthering heights

    the whole novel just reminded me of a woman in a huge dress sitting in sunlight


    wonderful post, as usual :]

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  15. I LOVE every single outfit :) My favorite in the menswear is the first outfit, and my favorite out of the womenswear is the second or sixth picture :D
    Wonderful, really.

    Oh, and Wuthering Heights is an AMAZINGLY wonderful book :)

    l,
    Hannah

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  16. The womenswear is totally adorable....rightly said abt the menswear influencing it. It was done in a chic way even though it has all the trappings of menswear....First time i'm hearing abt the label tho and at this point i got admit anything from Denmark is Fab :o)

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  17. Lovely post! And it made me think of wuthering heights . . . the song! heathcliff don't u know that its me its cathy . . .

    C.

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  18. Hello guy,
    I found your blog, and I love it.

    I needed a boys' inspiration, and your blog it is, I'm charmed with it your these in London?

    exchange links?
    xoxo
    -karii

    http://rarascoincidenciasneoyorquinas.blogspot.com
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  19. Lovely collection: such clean lines and colors.

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  20. Great quote to conincide with your post. I really like what this designer is doing with the menswear, not to sure about the other looks though. They just don't seem inovative enough for me, quite bland. xx

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  21. beautiful work and really intrasting sets espcailly art's photography.

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  22. Wuthering Heights, what a classic! I love the tailoring here-- the sharp neatness of it all pulls each look together.

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  23. it's lovely. i adore the muted hues.

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  24. very good suits. nice collections!

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  25. theres a rustic aura to the collection that i love. i think our post title could not have been better picked!
    muah x
    Marian

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  26. it's a beautiful modern prep show. i love this look.

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  27. Love the mellow and solid colours of the collection, as well as the structured but stylish formal look.

    I'd definitely wear it.

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