Fantasy Costuming: Which TV Character Would Wear this Burberry Prorsum Coat?

19 Feb

The fun thing about fantasy costuming is that conversations can be generated from almost any item of clothing and after TV Ate My Wardrobe friend and contributor Julie Hammerle alerted me to Naomie Harris’s incredible Burberry Prorsum pre-fall 2014 coat it sort of spiraled from Twitter to here. Harris attended the Burberry Prorsum fall 2014 London Fashion Week show on Monday and she managed to stand out in a crowd that also included Bradley Cooper, Anna Wintour and Harry Styles (who is quite the fashion week fan).

So which TV character could sport this stunning piece of outerwear?

Naomie Harris Burberry ProrsumFirst up is Hannibal’s Dr. Alana Bloom – there were also some suggestions that Hannibal himself, a wearer of Burberry could pull it off – as rich color and pattern are a key component of her costuming. While the floral jacquard velvet print is reminiscent of the stunning wallpaper used on Sherlock and all things 19th century, there’s also something of an inkblot quality to it which would work rather well with the overall theme of the show.

Burberry Prorsum pre-fall 2014This dress from the same pre-fall 2014 collection is also calling out to be used on Hannibal and as I’ve discussed in the past, Alana is one of the only characters who wears red on the show. Hannibal is one of the most visually accomplished and stunning shows on TV and something like this would fit into the look of this world. It’s all about attention to detail and the closer you look at this dress, the more you see.

Burberry ProrsumBack to the coat in question and another show that likes to use Burberry and that’s Scandal. While the color is perfect for Mellie, the overall look isn’t really her style. As one of our other contributors, Whitney McIntosh (see I said this was a group effort) pointed out it’s the kind of thing that Abby would wear. Abby’s had a wardrobe overhaul in season 3 and there’s been an increase in dramatic prints as her confidence has been on the rise and this coat would be a great alternative to the wine colored Donna Karan she has been wearing this year.

The Good Wife’s Diane Lockhart is another character who wouldn’t look out of place in a coat like this, as her office wear is very much on the high end exquisite scale.

One Response to “Fantasy Costuming: Which TV Character Would Wear this Burberry Prorsum Coat?”


  1. Out of the Box: Look of the Week | TV Ate My Wardrobe - February 21, 2014

    […] print pencil skirt. This is from the same pre-fall 2014 collection discussed as part of the Fantasy Costuming series earlier this week. Jones will be appearing on this season of Girls and she was […]

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