I liked some of this show, but the whole leopard print thing is just absolutely terrible in my opinion. especially the shoes. and the worse part is the mixing of the nova check or whatever it is called with the leopard print on the bags. However their smaller bag was interesting and i liked the waxed cotton and leather cabans. Also of course great coats.
Its actually very usual on women, I guess you missed that, but its a newly minted classic. So it makes zero difference if its everywhere or nowhere. Like stripes. And who cares what cavemen did or didn’t do. If you go that route you will be second guessing everything. If you buy a purple coat do you worry you look like a big blueberry from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? I hope not. Then no need to worry that leopard will make you look like Fred Flintstone. Everything could remind someone of something, and none of it is worth worrying about.
No its fun its a variation on a never ending theme, Christopher Bailey has taken fashion to a new level recently he gets better and better, his sense of color, proportion, texture & ensembles, even though they are out of the ordinary are perfectly wearable is pure genius, CHAPEAU as the french would say………..
AMAZING! I applaud Christopher and his team at BURBERRY! This show was sensational. Before I go any further I would like to address the haters regarding Leopard print for men – “Why not?”. I personally think the print is refreshing! I absolutely love the accessories and will be getting the chain mail shoes, The Leopard Lense Sun Glasses and an animal print hold-all.
From the moment the show started with the skyline of London and the chimes of Big Ben at midnight until the final walk-through I was completely captivated. Thank you Christopher, you have once again impressed and enthralled me.
Thanks John & Bridget…
I also want to point out how striking the animal prints (Leopard and Zebra on pony skin) are with BURBERRY’s Nova Check – Those bags are absolutley to die for. Maybe this is a timely comeback into “African Inspiration” in menswear as it has well and truly had its day on the women’s wear side of things. Christopher is a genius and has remixed the prints into a very classy and upbeat collection – Love!
for men’s fashion it looks like a big step forward but on the other side the clothes are so similar to women’s fashion of the last season that it appears not very interesting. Madrid Street Style http://madrilicious.com
Surprisingly enough I like this leopard print – on the runway – not sure how it will translate to the street. Reality has a tendency to render animal prints unpalatable. One must process with caution and a lot of skill to pull it off. It is a whole new world for men, so they have an even harder job of pulling it off. But this could be very interesting to watch.
kudos to christopher bailey for pushing men’s fashion outside of its comfort zone! fusing the novacheck with the animal prints will give so many men the courage to wear something other than the uniform drab blazers, skinny jeans, and combat boots or alternatively, the quotidian slim cut suit.
As they’re styled here, the looks feel forced, overdone, and a bit awkward. But I think that most individual pieces could work well for some people (I’m thinking louche rock & rollers or progressive-minded folks with otherwise pretty classic styles), especially once those pieces get some wear on them.
all but the shorter of these have an amazing resemblance to Black church lady fashion – I’m feeling a direct lift from contemporary Black church lady looks. Can’t say it’s unbelievable as Black church ladies have serious style!
i love how a few posts back there was talk of a bet between scott schuman and garance dore concerning exactly what is up for debate within these comments…..it will not end soon, but i think there will definitely be more fashionable men up for the challenge, especially with this collection providing more creative options!
The green coat is great! I like the bags. I think the leopard print is refreshing on men and agree with the comment “why not?”. If I saw a man walking around in that giant leopard coat I would be stunned into smiling and definitively pleased. How exciting and groovy. I’m not a big fan of Burberry, but I think this is cool.
what else can you expect from burberry porsum though, christopher bailey has always put a rock and roll edge to his porsum collections i feel the animal print is something differnt for men its bringing back that 1980s rock look with a sleeker more classier feel i say men should embrace it.