Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

London Collections: Men - Burberry Prorsum

London Collections: Men - Burberry Prorsum Spring 14

Burberry’s much-anticipated homecoming didn’t disappoint, with a celebration of all things British, from the country’s artistic spirit to its dubious weather.

Fabrics Soft cashmere knits, lightweight linen, cotton tailoring and silk ties.

Items Unstructured trench coats, cagoules, crisp shirts under hooded knits.

Themes The collection was called Writers and Painters, taking inspiration from Alan Bennett and David Hockney, who hail from Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey’s home county, Yorkshire. It was bold in colour, with a nod to the eccentricity of British style, from jackets that verged on the dishevelled, to grandad-style cardigans and trousers cut slightly too short.

In short Despite the brashness of the colours, there was a brilliant subtlety to the collection. The return of Burberry could have paved the way for sentimentality bordering on naff, but injecting some wry British humour into Bailey’s wearable luxury knocked this collection out of the park.

View more from London Collections: Men

Follow us:

Twitter – @Drapers

Instagram – drapers_magazine

Tumblr -

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.