Menswear spring 12
The lookChristopher Bailey explored a new direction this season, introducing ethnic prints and patterns for a global traveller look that celebrated artisanal detailing with a quirky, handcrafted finish.
Key pieces Oversized parkas, db trench coats, cropped anoraks and wide-cut duffle coats with homespun details such as raffia and beaded collars. Exotic patterned shirts, African-style ikat print trousers, Aztec embellished and appliquéd T-shirts, db Aran knit cardigans and patterned, stretched-neck jumpers.
Colours Earthy vegetable-dye darks such as moss green, conker brown and peacock, teamed with low-key brights including emerald and chrome yellow.
Commercial appeal The collection’s ethnic feel is perfect for summer’s festival season and is a guaranteed high street hit.