The fall 2015 menswear shows are currently in full effect across the pond, preceding what will once again be NYFW before we know it. Already solid fans of Christopher Bailey's creations within the house of Burberry of late, we are particularly impressed with his latest menswear collection the designer debuted this week in the lovely Kensington Gardens.
Bailey has a way of solidifying obvious and wearable styles into a new, unique manner. The not-so-modern painted handbags and oversized monogrammed ponchos he sent down last year's fall runway sparked waves of applause and depleted inventories in stores across the globe. It's as if the designer has figured out a way to perfect the osmosis of new-meets-old, and manages to carry it out with such sophisticated ease. His latest menswear collection proves to be the greatest example of his craft with this gift. Perhaps it was the esteemed spectacles that every male model sported with each look that lent such brilliant balance to the bit of flash, but Bailey went full-on sophisticated, chic-bohemian this time around. Ankle-length tweed slacks were paired with rustic-floral printed button-ups and velvet blazers accessorized with airy scarves. Leopard prints were quieted with jewel tone separates and oversized totes. The designer perfectly paired clashing patterns that came off far more distinguished than rebelliously infantile. There was a touch of Moroccan influence from blazers covered in mirrored sequins, and a hint of west coast bohemia through oversized knit ponchos. With this collection, Bailey proves more than ever that he's a step ahead of the rest in his ideas of attainable, yet innovative style. You look at each piece with such wonderment. What he's doing here is so effortless, but also so ambiguously cool.