Burberry is one of Britain’s most iconic and best-known global brands; its Burberry Prorsum line is watched with eagle eyes for directional looks while its house label is known for classic British tailoring and the ubitiquitous trench coat.

Burberry Brit, on the other hand, was created especially to cater to the younger – and young at heart – set of fashion lovers.

Burberry Brit Spring 2012

For Spring 2012 the Burberry Brit look is all about street cool casual comfort, with a mix of collegiate looks that remind one more of Cambridge and Oxford, than Columbia and Yale.

There are cute duffle coats and striped tees, an ingenenous take on the trench as a skirt, a dress, in leather and as a parka, and a great hot pink shaped version of the rugby shirt.

For smart casual looks with a very British edge, check out the Burberry Brit Spring 2012 collection in the gallery below.