Tuesday, June 18, 2013

London Collection: Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 Relaxed Colors

burberry prorsum spring 2014 mens colored coats
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear Coats and sweaters

Christopher Bailey, creative officer of Burberry, gave us quite a surprise at his Burberry presentation Tuesday morning. London Menswear Fashion Week consisted of only three days worth of great innovative designers, but it wouldn't have felt enjoyable to finish one's final morning in London without such an artful collection like Burberry's. The transition from the Milan menswear calendar to London's may have played a factor in Bailey's theme, but no, it only moved the presentation to a much earlier date. Bailey knows how to influence the menswear market keenly well. The number of male celebrities, bloggers, and street stylists who have become a loyal customer to the brand fill the gap for the rest of us who want a piece of that ultra cool trenchcoat. Semi-length shirts brought a cool vibe in pleated numbers that resembled tuxedo shirts.

What was surprising (and new) here in Burberry's spring/summer 2014 menswear collection, was the route he took in his tailoring skills - relaxed and comfortably easy to combine. Burberry is better known for their sartorial trench coats, but his spring selection of cashmere colored numbers felt looser in fit. The opening look in a soft camel coat was one to add in your next's wish list - relaxed, special, and rich in color and texture. Knitted sweaters were unique themselves - cut lower in shape and design - with a pleasing palette of colors.

Burberry mens spring 2014 polka dot shirts
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 menswear polka dot shirts and layering

Polka dots also became a not so surprising subtler print in Burberry's runway. Bailey has done an extraordinarily job in keeping the Burberry man on top of the trend. We can still recall his first spring 2013 introduction in aluminum metallic colors that became a mega streetstyle hit, and we can't forget about his fall 2013 cheetah and heart prints that will be available soon to purchase. But because of his two successful seasons in various risky prints and colors, we were expecting another potential surprise. All the contrary, prints were perhaps too relaxed for the Burberry man, but acceptable enough to look dapper in your dotted shirt or scarf paired with a comfortable suit in a striped tie, and vibrant colored suede boat shoes. The most confidence of all was most likely Bailey's spring polka dot sunglasses, because as far as bags go, they were razor sharp light.

The strategy of Bailey's layering techniques will most likely be one to began adopting now. He took some semi-formal looks and layered them in linen tank tops finished with what appeared to be shirt jackets. Simply easy to grasp.

Burberry mens spring 2014 colored sweaters and hoodies
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear hoodies and sweaters

Knitted sweater and hoodies made your average one's appear so boring. The design of a navy, cashmere hoodie cardigan was a must have. A soft yellow hoodie sent a cool casual vibe to the look - just the way British man do it. Sweaters done opposite - in a rib cage collar and seamless hem - were satisfying to watch.

Burberry mens spring 2014 floral print shirts and outerwear
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear floral print shirts and cagoules.

Not having added a single floral print look could have made the Burberry customer upsetting. Thankfully, Bailey got the memo and added two looks - one in red and green - to his presentation. And finalizing his collection in several youthful colored cagoules - red, green, mustard, and blue - gave Bailey once again another triumph. He incorporated only one checked navy coat that could have made Prada's light blue-checked trench coat seem unappealing. 

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