Burberry’s Lasting Tradition

By
Photography Alice Lubbock

Published June 18, 2015

PHOTOS: ALICE LUBBOCK.

At Burberry’s menswear spring/summer 2016 show during LC:M, designer Christopher Bailey proved once again that he can mix finesse and timelessness better than anyone else. Models—both male and female—donned garments made of intricate embroidery and lace, their struts backed by a young male singer named Rhodes and a full orchestral ensemble. Lace collars on suits and trench coats added another level of elegance, while silk T-shirts paired beautifully with cashmere trousers. Small hints of zebra and giraffe prints popped through on shirts layered under tailored jackets, and tie-pins were made to resemble various insects. Fittingly, Bailey called the collection “Strait-Laced,” referring to the many lace garments and narrow tailoring throughout.