London Collections: Men – SS16 Burberry

Burberry Prorsum Catwalk - London Collections: Men 2015

The Kensington gardens were once again turned in to a greenhouse style catwalk which was filled with the sweet sound of music by Rhodes. The catwalk was lined with more celebrity supporters than ever before, with Samuel L Jackson, Suki Waterhouse and David Gandi to name a few.

The first pieces on the catwalk were clean cut, tailored suits in neutral but slightly moody tones for spring summer. The looks were made much more intriguing by sheer lace shirts; the Instagram free the nipple campaign would be proud of.

Some of the shirts were further embellished with lace panels in a contrasting colour running down the front of the garments, which were slightly reminiscent of Ron Weasley’s retro, granny-themed shirt at the Yule ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but Burberry’s version was much more attractive on the eye.

The shirts were paired with skinny ties in brighter, complementary, hues and patterns, which reminds one of that past high school geography teacher who liked to mismatch and clash outrageous ties with patterned shirts. Burberry managed to make this work Geography teacher-esque look by keeping the rest of the outfit clean and uncluttered.

The trousers gave a more relaxed element to the collection, with jogger-style, slouch trousers which gathered at the ankles.

Burberry Prorsum Catwalk - London Collections: Men 2015

There was a certain preppiness to this LC:M show as the dreamy Edward Cullen-esque, fresh faced, slim beanpole men swept down the catwalk with their flawless skin and messy slicked side swept hair. Long scarves were wrapped around models necks and over their shoulders, making them look like they were walking along a beach with a dull summer breeze.

The staple of every Burberry show, and the piece the brand is most famous for, was reinvented yet again for SS16; the beloved trench coat. Many of them were straight cut and thigh length in the classic sand and navy hues, however some carried on the lace theme with black lace collars which added a layer of texture. A look which which may normally be seen as quite feminine but almost made the trenches looked regal.

Some trenches became more outrageous towards the end of the collection, we have seen Christopher Bailey stir up the traditional heritage looks with sketchy prints before, but this year he has introduced large, loud animal patterns in zebra and giraffe prints. Blazers were also worn in large retro florals which from afar resembled cogs in an old fashioned clock.

The men either cluched patent leather or animal print Barrow bags with small handles, or croc print document cases under their arms to accessorise the smart looks. On their feet they wore simple suede loafers with bright tassel detail to add more texture to the outfits.

The Burberry SS 16 collection from Burberry brought a new light to their classic pieces, and yet again Christopher Bailey has us yearning for a Burberry filled wardrobe.


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