The Burberry Spring 2014 collection showed Christopher Bailey’s endless versatility and savvy way of remaking the brand’s iconic ingredients, while adding more on the way.

The trench coat, this time spun into sugary pastels, made a softer, stud-free return, flung over delicate see-through lace. Whipped up in a palette of dusty pinks, eggshell and milky blues, Burberry’s new theme seemed to focus on making the old new, including crochet skirts worn over granny panties, these ones made from satin. As the collection progressed, the lace gave way to polka dots and stripes, and later to altogether purer shapes, sprinkled or held together by crystals blooming into giant colorful brooches. 

The closing look of a transparent waterproof cape worn over a lacy pencil skirt, both showered in jewels, constituted the perfect illustration of Bailey’s talent for mixing unlikely elements into a stellar concoction. Complete with instantly covetable accessories like macaroon-colored sandals and butter-soft sheepskin clutches worn crunched or folded, it was a collection brimming full with desirable pieces – just how Bailey likes to serve it.