Called “Kingdom”, Riccardo Tisci’s debut collection for Burberry celebrates the diversity and the heart of England: the melting pot of creativity and style traditions from the punk and rebellious, to the formal and refined, all co-existing together. The show captures the breadth of what British culture represents today as well as defining the visual language and lexicon for Burberry through new house codes and accessories. Presented in three parts – refined, relaxed and evening – the collection was revealed at a new show venue in London’s Vauxhall, at 5PM on 17 September.
Representing the formal and refined, defining the more sartorial house codes reimagined through a modern contemporary lens. For women: trench coats and car coats with cinched waists, pleated skirts, pencil skirts and pussybow blouses. For men: new sharp Burberry tailoring block designed and developed by Riccardo – ‘English fit’ – in single and double-breasted suiting styles and in new fabrications.
Representing the more rebellious spirit of the UK inspired by the idea of journeys and freedom. For women: pleated skirts, masculine shirts, masculine t-shirts, corsets, leggings, pencil skirts, miniskirts and lace sheer dresses. For men: measured silhouettes and boxy proportions comprising double-breasted jackets with soft constructions, the Westminster trench coat with raglan sleeves and pieces in bold patterns and prints
For the first time Tisci introduce a series of delicate, feminine jersey evening dresses, all in black, celebrating the formality and sense of dressing for occasion that is so intrinsic to British culture.
Select pieces for men and women from Riccardo’s debut runway collection are now available to buy for 24 hours exclusively on Instagram, WeChat and physically at Burberry’s London flagship store, 121 Regent Street. Pieces include nylon trench coats, women’s skirts and TB monogrammed designs.
The music is designed exclusively for the show by Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack).