Burberry’s Metallic Men

Already there seems an obvious theme is emerging from the S/S13 Menswear shows.  With designers moving away from the norm to really test their audiences, the need to shock and shake it up is evident; Christopher Bailey proved this yesterday with the latest Burberry Prorsum Menswear collection.

Like various designers such as JW Anderson earlier in the week, Burberry showcased classic menswear with a metallic, fluorescent overlay; breaking the mold and moving on from the sheer craftsmanship of A/W12.  However where (unfortunately) JW Anderson slipped into unwearable territory; Bailey produced what I’m sure will become iconic leather and silk bomber jackets, shirts, cardigans and ties in colours David Bowie would be proud of.  In fact the cool 70’s vibe was secured when the first bomber jacket came down the catwalk, and I’m sure instantly sold out.  The muted, retro prints that covered shirts, bomber’s and eventually trench coats added that quirky vibe Burberry Menswear is becoming known for.

A true show of British class mixed with effortless cool and 70’s metallics that I for one, cannot wait to see the boys channelling come S/S13!


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