While designer spring and summer looks with bright, soft, and delicate patterns are generally revered for womenswear collections, menswear is now getting in on the action. As reported today in NYMag, Burberry's Strait-Laced menswear collection for spring/summer 2016 included, wait for it, lace. With generally softer feminine looks and muted tones, Burberry is looking a lot more grown up than it has in recent seasons.
Christopher Bailey unveiled the collection in a giant tent in Kensington Gardens yesterday for a show in which, for the first time ever, the men's spring and women's pre-spring looks walked together. Both collections featured predominantly lace with elegant, chic touches. Maybe Bailey's been attending a lot of tea parties recently for inspo? Regardless of what his muse has been, both collections are 100 percent on point.
Beyond lace, the men's collection included a palette of black, navy, charcoal, and brown, with occasional turquoise and red accents. To keep the lace shirts from looking too much like doilies sewed together, Bailey balanced them with skinny ties and structured trench coats. Everything looked so Paris nightlife meets Pride & Prejudice picnic, bidding a complete farewell to the festival boho vibe we've come to expect. And based on the pics below, I'm not complaining.
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