Art lover Christopher Bailey swapped the design studio for the artist’s one, sending out a collection packed with primary colors, sweet pastels and laid-back silhouettes inspired by his fellow Yorkshireman David Hockney, and by the playwright and actor Alan Bennett. “I wanted this collection to be sensuous, soulful and playful — something that had character and felt familiar,” said Burberry’s chief creative officer, who worked exclusively this season with cotton, linen, silk and cashmere. The collection was as bright and playful as a kindergarten classroom, with bold red neckties paired with mustard shirts, and knits — some with hoods, others with collars — in shades of creamed corn, bright blue and lilac. Suits had a youthful vibe — think Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate” — and were often worn with loose polka dot scarves, or layered with bright, feather-light knits. Bailey played with shirts and knits as outerwear, and sent out a lineup of raincoats, long and short, in brights straight from a child’s paint box.

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