A breeze from Bloomsbury blew through Burberry Prorsum, leaving inits wake hand-painted flower motifs, lots of floaty fabrics and blanketshawls for Virginia Wolf wannabes with an eye for trends. Chief creativeofficer Christopher Bailey said it was the Bloomsbury set’s countryretreat at Charleston in East Sussex, England, that fueled hisimagination.

The naïve, smudgy flowers, created in Bailey’sstudio, blossomed as prints on scarves and silk crepe dresses. Otherversions were painted on lightweight silk cotton organdy trenchcoats, aswell as leather, suede and shearling coats, toggle belts and shortboots. A more defined print of flowers and vines wound its way acrossdresses — some with high waists, smocking and bows at the neck — asfluttery as summer nightgowns.

To keep his literary ladies fromcatching pneumonia — it is fall, after all — Bailey had his Scottishmills weave a stack of wool and cashmere blankets in stripes andgeometric patterns. The models wore them as shawls, and they were alsoworked as blanket-inspired coats and jackets.

Bags came in tufted velvet and carpet-bag weaves — and were big enough to fit a few notebooks, pencils and paintboxes.

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