Laces for men? That was the convincing answer from Burberry’s CEO and creative director Christopher Bailey for the Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection. Elegantly woven by a specialist mill in Italy, and created as a twist from the classic short sleeve shirt and heritage trench coat (the Lace caban is probably the most gorgeous piece from the show) or as a detail on the collar of the Kensington trench, we saw the rebirth of a grown up Little Lord.
Coming from previous seasons were bright hues, and crazy colourful hats were the primary focus, it feels quite good to be able to breathe out, and enjoy a simple, and delicate collection. The S/S16 range features slim silhouettes, neutrals colours (the palette goes from off whites, to camel, to toffee and fawn) and suits revisited for the summer months.
The accessory range, is possibly just as important and strong as the main ready-to-wear range for the brand – and this season, it helped, once again to keep the collection very interesting and flowing : Showing the new document bags called “The Barrow” and made of leather, they feature a high-shine Patent finish and come in different colours and materials – there are also a lot of Raffia clutches, and alligator document folders.
Burberry has always been a brand to put up one of the best shows during fashion week, and this season, Mr Bailey didn’t fail to trow the most gorgeous fashion show at LCM, with a 24-piece orchestra and Brit musician Rhodes performing on the piano a specifically re-arrenged tune of “Vienna”- also, the VIP list was very extended (as per usual), with stars from the Movie industry such as Samuel L. Jackson, model Suki Waterhouse and World race champion Lewis Hamilton as attendees.
If you loved the collection as much as we did, remember that you can order your favourite pieces from the catwalk until 22 June and you can personalise your time with your name!