Image  |   Alessandro Lucioni
A largely sombre collection, the clothes were lifted by the injection of marigold and off-white and the use of gold piping and hardware on capes, coats and dresses.  Lace turned up everywhere, even on the men's clothes, and added much needed texture.  We felt some of the more delicate looks were spoilt by the addition of monogrammed black nylon backpacks that overwhelmed the outfits, but we continue to be intrigued by the footwear which veered between a comfortable, stretch mesh sandal and vertiginous heels.  Less than 24 hours after Claire Danes and Taraji P. Henson caused a stir by wearing chains in lieu of straps to the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Christopher Bailey showed for Spring what is likely to be a trend quickly adopted by the fast fashion chains*: heavy, metal links which were featured on Burberry's sandals and bags.

Images  |   Alessandro Lucioni
*No pun intended