As Christopher Bailey sent his latest collection down the runway in London for London Men’s Fashion Week, a live classical orchestra provided the soundtrack. The iconic British outwear company, under Mr. Bailey’s creative direction, has maintained a respectable spot at the fine line where runway meets reality. This season is no different. The clothing he showed was quintessential Burberry. The mix of colors, mix of patterns, mix of fabrications made it clear that he’s a master at his craft & duly able to keep the aged British brand relevant 159 years after its founding.
However, as a whole, the collection was more akin to a fashion rollercoaster ride than not as it had incredible highs followed by some equally iconic lows, mostly in the styling, which was simply put: a mess. Whoever got the idea to throw a scarf around well over half the looks in a spring collection should be brought to task. If Mr. Bailey approved this, it makes me doubt the accolades I just delivered him. Seems the stylist didn’t get the memo regarding season.
The updates on the trench coat were noteworthy. The Black lace collared version that appeared approximately mid show truly was a show stopper in every sense of the word. Styling aside, the collection was a high of London Men’s Fashion Week. Fire the stylist… keep the Creative Director.
R. Scott French
Designer Site: us.burberry.com