Burberry transparent cape should clearly be mine

Between the time I last waxed lyrical about clear plastic outerwear and now, nothing has really changed. Those visions of dystopian Blade Runner futures still tug at the edges of my mind with some positive Pavlovian response; yet for a quintessentially British brand like Burberry a clear cape has an entirely different association. It’s not about an ’80s interpretation of the future, it’s about a current interpretation of the past. Namely, the ‘60s.

Burberry’s transparent cape first took our fancy at the closing of the brand’s fall 2011 runway show, shielding the models against the in-door, man-made elements. Now, seeing it modelled on Felicity Jones and Jake Cooper as shot by Mario Testino, my personal love of this quirky piece has only grown exponentially. With patent leather trim, and obvious weather-proof qualities, you can find it online at Net-a-Porter and hopefully, soon, in my wardrobe.

burberry clear cape

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Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.