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In a Spring season awash in rich colors, few designers pulled them off with quite the aplomb of Christopher Bailey, who showed an endless variety of rich primaries and pale pastels in a Burberry men’s collection inspired by England’s vibrant cultural history, specifically the twin heavyweights of painter David Hockney and author Alan Bennett. The inspiration was an especially apt one, a celebration of two brilliant artistic geniuses for a house that has long been the epitome of all things British, finally showing back at home in London for the first time after over a decade of men’s shows in Milan. The rich, painterly colors—reminiscent of Hockney’s vivid portraits and pool paintings—inspired photographer Tetsu Kubota for this Models.com exclusive editorial, starring Burberry favorites Tommaso de Benedictis and Anders Hayward in the collection’s clean, sharp pieces styled by Grant Woolhead. Captured in quiet stillness amongst the swirls of color, de Benedictis and Hayward—students of, respectively, art history and contemporary dance—bring just the right artistic spirit to Bailey’s gorgeous, luminous designs.

Written by Jonathan ShiaPhotography by Tetsu Kubota (BRIDGE Artists) for Models.com
Style by Grant Woolhead
Hair: Eric Jamieson (BRIDGE Artists)
Makeup: Aya Komatsu (De Facto)
Production & creative direction: Kegan Webb

Tommaso de Benedictis @ Tomorrow Is Another Day
Anders Hayward @ Wilhelmina

Photographer’s Assistant: Hayato Sakurai
Stylist’s Assistant: Adam Jensen
Digital Tech: Tomonori Iwata

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