Accessory of the day: Burberry’s AW19 novel padded shrugs

Accessory of the day: Burberry’s AW19 novel padded shrugs

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Text: Alyssa Lee

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Apparently carrying your blanket around town can now be fashionable

Amidst the myriad of accessory offerings Riccardo Tisci produced for his sophomore season at Burberry, one stood out for both its staggering form and suggested function. A plush folded article was seen draped over the arms of a few girls who walked the show. With no visible fastenings nor a hint of sleeves, the straight-edged item most strongly resembled a padded throw. Could this really be the start of something new? Seeing as the brand has long been known for their iconic scarves, launching a new format of one would not come as much of a surprise — albeit without checks. Instead, we spotted one with the new Burberry monogram peeking out from the underside of a painterly print, a seascape illustrated as homage to Japanese art, and another, just arbitrarily featuring an oyster print.

"I have been thinking a lot about England as a country of contrasts, from the structured to the rebellious and free," writes Tisci in a post-show press release to outline the thought process behind his sartorial ode to the country, "and I wanted to celebrate how these elements coexist." Well, Malaysia, too, is a country of contrasts and this duvet dressing trend might just require a healthy dose of rebellion, considering our sweltering clime. But fashion is pain and air-conditioned malls are abundant — so, we say, bring it on!