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.
You can find a few more pictures of the Burberry clear cape at the thumbnails above.