Burberry decks its male models out in lace

London - Men dressed in lace by Burberry, colourful tweeds by Christopher Kane and 1980s-style footwear by Jimmy Choo: London wrapped up its menwear fashion week on Monday with plenty of daring designs.

At Burberry, lace lent a romantic feel to white shirts and finished straight-cut, mid-length coats.

But Mr Christopher Bailey, the luxury brand's chief creative and chief executive officer, admitted the style might not be for everyone.

Certain men would wear lace, others not, he said. He personally liked its poetic feel, he added.

Burberry showed off its spring/summer 2016 collection at Perk's Field, next to Kensington Palace, the official residence of Prince William and his wife Kate.

Among those on the guest list were actor Samuel L. Jackson and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.

The four-day menswear event grew out of the larger womenswear event. This was its seventh edition, with 77 designers on the main programme.

This season saw a new focus on promoting British menswear to China, with the appointment of the event's first international ambassador: Chinese model, actor and singer Hu Bing.

Agence France-Presse, Reuters