Burberry is that fabulous gay friend that you love getting dressed up with and hitting all the hot spots in town. He’s colorful, trendy, fashion forward and always eye-catching. Burberry had their men’s spring/summer 2015 show and the looks, just like your gay best friend, are exactly what you need by your side when you hit the town!
The collection is for spring, so color was everywhere but Burberry chose to style the men for the soon to be season in hues that men typically shy away from. There were velvety tones of deep purples, yellows, and mint green that not only looked good but were a breath of fresh air to the traditional colors you see men in. The label even made use of a styling trend that is mentioned in a previous post. For a lot of looks, they took one color and used different shades to unite the pieces. My favorite example is a look with a floppy blood red hat, matched with a two-toned ox blood cardigan then paired with burgundy pants and matching portfolio. In this case, seeing red was definitely not a bad thing.
The accessories stood out as well. The scarves had fabulous prints and fonts that seemed inspired by the graffiti marked walls of the London streets. Bags and backpacks of the same spirit proudly marched alongside the ensembles in a matchy-matchy way that strengthened the styling versus hindering it. In fact, the show had a lot of matchy-matchy moments, which I am not a fan of, but Burberry did it right.
When you see the collection (full show below) I wonder if you see what I see? Are the folks at Burberry telling us to layer in Spring? While this concept is definitely doable in the early stages of the season…I am unsure if the layering looks can be maintained. Here in The South, temps start getting warm very quick. But I am sure this layering look can work for plenty of other areas.
Overall I was impressed by the Burberry show, and loved the original take on the menswear line and male silhouette. Burberry definitely has its finger on the pulse of how to dress the stylish man…and dare I say…the gay best friend. See the entire runway show below!