Confirming last week’s prediction, Burberry’s latest menswear show was a dignified yet wild juxtaposition of heritage shapes and new-wave finishes—from king-of-the-jungle prints to technologically advanced fabrications. Watch a video of the complete show (which took place two days ago in Milan) here, and check out the key trends that caught our eye below.
Fatigue Green. Thematically, a smart complement to the collection’s wildlife motifs, in referencing Britain’s colonial history in India and Africa. Practically, a welcome (and more rugged) addition to your standard neutrals like navy and grey.
Caged Animals. Touches of leopard, tiger and zebra appeared throughout the show—sometimes emphatic, sometimes refined. (Click to enlarge the model in the middle, and examine his shades and shoes.)
Next-Gen Fabrics. From left, these are leather (in an unexpected shape), laminated cotton (rendering it water-resistant), and a translucent-rubber trench. Designer Christopher Bailey consistently marries Burberry’s 150-year heritage with a nod to the future.
The short video above is a double-take-inducing tease of what you’ll see tomorrow (Saturday, January 12) at 7:30am PST, when you watch Burberry Prorsum’s Autumn/Winter 2013 Menswear show live at Burberry.com.
It contains split-second flashes of impeccably constructed outerwear, rich quilting, mid-century menswear references, and…giraffe and tiger prints? We wouldn’t put it past Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s soft-spoken rockstar of a chief creative officer. The man has subtly but surely revved up traditional tailoring the past few years with polka dots, jewel tones and fluorescent foil—and impressively kept it all in good taste. Perhaps a gentlemanly take on exotic animal prints will represent Bailey’s exploration into his native Britain’s colonial roots…as well as a logical evolution of increasingly omnipresent camo motifs. Watch the show tomorrow to find out; and in the meantime, SHOP BURBERRY.
Watch Burberry’s Spring 2013 runway show LIVE, Monday morning, 9/17 at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific)—right here on Nordstrom.com.
If recent shows are any evidence, Burberry designer Christopher Bailey might include a few killer menswear looks in tomorrow’s womenswear show.
But even if he doesn’t, tune in for the inventive mix of textures, creative subversions on Burberry’s 150-year heritage—and gorgeous models with British accents—that have become the trademarks of Bailey’s shows (like Fall 2012, seen here).
[UPDATE: The show is now live. CLICK HERE to watch it now.]
Milan Fashion Week commenced yesterday, with some incredible Men’s collections for Spring/Summer 2013. Our Men’s team was there in the trenches, facing 90-degree heat and a day packed with show after inspiring show. Here are some favorite moments from Day One, courtesy of Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio.
“Color and shine.” [Burberry Spring 2013]
“Super chic.” [Burberry]
“Christopher [Bailey, Burberry designer] always loves a bit of rock and roll.”
“Show starts and so does the rain.” [Neil Barrett Spring 2013]
“Perfect summer sportcoat.” [Neil Barrett]
“The backpack is back.” [Neil Barrett]
“Versace goes Greek.”
“Men in grey at Corneliani.”
“Jorge, our Designer buyer, looking for his seat number.”
Photos and quotes by Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.