London Men's Fashion Week SS16: Burberry Prorsum

London Men's Fashion Week SS16: Burberry Prorsum

Delicate dandy

Text: Adibah Isa

One of London's heavyweights, Burberry didn't disappoint by scaling back on brights and opting for a muted palette amid intricate lace

1. A greenhouse effect
The mid-day sun shone through the large tent hoisted in lush Kensington Gardens as musicians streamed in and took their places on stage. As with Burberry's well-oiled runway routine, music is always a highlight. David Rhodes returned for the second time with haunting vocals that pierced through the British spring air. Besides his own Close Your Eyes and Breathe, he performed covers of Ultravox's Vienna and Screamin' Jay Hawkins' I Put A Spell On You. The stage was set.

2. Women on the verge
Who says men can't pull off lace? The delicate nature of English lace is manned up when paired with suit separates in mustard, blue, grey and maroon; offering the gents more variety in material. Guests were also given a preview of the upcoming women's pre-spring 2016 collection, which also borrowed the intricate details from the men's looks.

3. Animals on the loose
Relaxed vests and trenchcoats sport graphic and animal prints which work well with tailored jackets and the trusty Burberry trench. We were especially fond of the giraffe print in place of the common zebra and leopard.

4. Long and layered
Spring's new scarfs take on simple block colours worn tight at the neck and left long and layered under jackets and trench coats; and, in retrospect, rather reminiscent of the Prada men's collection for fall/winter 2014. Bright colours switched up the neutral palette and added interest over lace shirts, while the daring tiger print and Burberry's signature checks also made an appearance.

5. The people's people
Besides LCM's main faces the likes of Tinie Tempah, David Gandy and Lewis Hamilton, Burberry's show also saw a posse of personalities including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Samuel L Jackson, Suki Waterhouse and Mario Testino.

To see all our coverage of London Collections: Men SS16, click here.