Burberry – Straight-Lace, Sartorial Cuts, the new Chelsea fit and an English Spring day in Kensington Gardens


London: A perfect Spring day, sun shining, white shirted waiters holding trays of Champagne and Pims, plus, a 24-piece orchestra – all set in Kensington gardens. In this surreal ambiance, Christopher Bailey presented Burberry’s ‘Straight-laced’ menswear collection for S/S 16. Introducing the new sartorial cut of The Chelsea, a tailored slim fit silhouette that appeared in double-faced cashmere topcoats, suits, lightweight down jackets, and wool/silk trench coats trench, the range of quintessentially classic tailored suits, shirts and ties were juxtaposed with lace shirts in a palette of black, navy, charcoal, pale grey, brown, stone and white with accents of turquoise, red and mustard. A bold ‘zebra’ print on coats, also appeared on the cashmere rugs placed on the lawn outside the venue– it was such a nice touch achieved with the aplomb that we have come to expect from Burberry. – Lizzy Bowring

Theme: Straight-Lace and Sartorial Cuts with the new Chelsea fit

Key Items: The Chelsea – tailored slim fit in trench coats and suiting, short sleeve lace shirt, Double-faced cashmere coats, Cashmere knitted joggers, Down jackets, Wool/Silk Trench coats

Colour: Black, Navy, Charcoal, Pale grey, Brown, Stone, White, Turquoise, Red, Mustard

Print and Pattern: Abstract oversized graphics, Abstract giraffe, Beaded florals

Trims and Materials: English Wool/Mohair, Wool/Silk, Fine cotton, Cotton lace, Burberry gabardine, Double-faced cashmere, Knitted cashmere

Footwear and Accessories: The Barrow bag with painted stripes, Scottish cashmere scarves, Hand-painted derby shoes, Tassel loafers, Handmade ties, Bug tie pins, Square tortoiseshell sunglasses

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