We know that Burberry’s Christopher Bailey has managed with all of his collections to unify the classic british style that represents the English house with the contemporary demands of the ready-to-wear fashion. So far, his creations have been absolutely unique: eccentric, yet elegant and wearable. Not to mention his tailoring craftsmanship. Neverthless, this collection is certainly more focused to the commercial part of fashion, meaning that, although beautiful, the designs were a kind of predictable.
Consequently, only by accepting that Christopher’s Bailey resort collection is exclusively addresed to a more youthful, fashion consuming target group, can we really appreciate it. The androgyne aspect is dominating here, while the coats and the bomber jackets constitute the highlight -at least for me- of the collection. We saw also five evening dresses, with the last one being undoubtedly the modern revival of the 30’s big white dress (love it!). If you wonder why we didn’t see a bit more of evening wear, Bailey would probably answer “For what do you need the eveningwear, when you have a 24-7 black suit?!