For the Burberry Resort 2016 collection, CEO Christopher Bailey spun piles of lace, macramé and gold ribbon that was heavy on texture and contrast. The new, stiffer and more structured silhouettes were a departure from the embellished bohemian ones of recent seasons, their fitted, feminine lines channeling classic society looks but with a modern point of view. Bailey pegged this collection as “one-piece” dressing and it was heavy on statement dresses and coats.
The dresses were crafted from a combination of white Nottingham lace and black macramé flowers, cornflower blue or salmon pink Chantilly lace, and structured metallic gold ribbon that resembled military braiding.
Coats were dramatic with clean lines. At times, they mimicked the dresses’ texture. Part of an animal-print theme also ran through the collection.