Setting the scene at an intimate park at Highbury Fields in London, creative director Daniel Lee presented his sophomore collection for the British luxury house. Taken directly from his first collection, Lee focuses on the outdoors as inspiration, once again bringing more piquancy to the Burberry brand—delivering an exploration of elegance, sensuality, and beauty, evolving signature house codes across the looks.
The ubiquitous “quiet luxury” aesthetic along with trendy modern statements are seen throughout the collection in the form of the reimagined iconic trench coat with a new drop-waist silhouette, referencing the many distinct decades of the house. Lee artfully embraces British clichés of bright berries and English meadows and florals on ornamental prints. Taking chances with more edgy indulgences and powerful drapery, the collection is an experimental shift from the norm.
Details are seen in hardware chains on the bags and dazzling crystals on the shoes, as well as dramatic jeweled necklaces and sleek leather loafers, perfect for the business casual lover. Chic thong-style mules are seen in an abundance of hues ranging from a Springy olive to radiant Summer metallics. The classic Burberry tartan is hinted at in the collection, but florals and maximalist tailoring were the stars of the show.
Standout pieces included a bright blue jacket reminiscent of the Fall 2023 collection, as well as a stunning fringed dress moment and tailored leather shirts. Colorings were supplied in hues of cobalt blue, berry red, muted mauve, fruity dark magenta, creamy ivory, leafy greens, and classic tones of navy, black, beige, and grey.
A dark and alluring makeup look was also sprinkled across the models, ringing in the collection’s edgy motifs.
Daniel Lee’s creative interpretation for Spring/Summer 2024 is a fun and detached moment from what Burberry is known for delivering, and with his continued success we are excited to see what else he will bring to the table for the iconic label.