Burberry certainly knows how to put on a good show, and the menswear catwalk for SS16 was no exception. But, rather than the spectacles we’ve seen from seasons past- rain falling from the ceiling, for example, and confetti explosions- this time, the specatcle was all in the clothes themselves.
Christopher Bailey gave his latest menswear offering the title of ‘Strait-Laced’, focusing on the intricate way in which he used lace on just about everything for next summer. Lace shirts, lace ties and even lace trenches strolled down the runway, paired with a tailored silhouette and scattered with glimpses of those vivid hues so prominent in the current womenswear collection.
A few of the girls marched with the boys, too, showing off delicate summer dresses in woven lace (see- we told you it was on everything), with Malaika Firth rocking a sheer rose dress that perfectly encapsulated the feeling of romantic sensuality underpinning the entire collection.
But back to the boys. Aside from the shiny patent brogues, luxe trailing scarves and totes we want to carry ourselves, there were silk shirts, giraffe prints and tasseled loafers which left us longing. It was a British summer love affair, heightened only by the 24-piece orchestra accompanying British musician, Rhodes.
Suki Waterhouse was watching on from her front row seat, dressed in Burberry’s mirror embellishment from the AW15 collection. Sharing a laugh with fellow model Clara Paget, Suki also posed with legendary photographer Mario Testino as she joined the likes of Nick Grimshaw, David Gandy and Sam Claflin.
Guipure lace, classic trench coats and liquid silk? It looks like Burberry’s boys will be ruling our summer wardrobes, and we couldn’t be happier.