‘ESCAPES’: Riccardo Tisci tells about the project behind Burberry FW21

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‘ESCAPES’: Riccardo Tisci tells about the project behind Burberry FW21

The presentation explores a new environment inside the Burberry store on London's Regent Street: the space is reconfigured as a wandering terrain.
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“With my first Burberry men’s collection, I wanted to celebrate freedom of expression. During this period spent indoors, I dreamed of the beauty of open spaces, driven by the thought of creativity that comes when we have the opportunity to be together. With this dream in mind, I was fascinated by British craftsmanship and the dynamics of the early 20th century when people ventured to explore unknown landscapes. They have formed communities with a deep respect for nature and for the outdoors, trusting in a future full of possibilities. I was not only attracted by the artistic skill of their craft, by the colors and shapes, but also by their strong sense of solidarity and friendship. This collection is a tribute to the relationship between humanity and nature, where you can free yourself and meet to discover new forms of expression. It is designed for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection. “Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

The Burberry Fall / Winter 2021 men’s collection by Riccardo Tisci honors the deep bond with the outdoors, with creativity and dreams. The presentation explores a new environment inside the Burberry store on London’s Regent Street: the space is reconfigured as a wandering terrain. The collection delicately challenges and reinvents traditions, inviting freedom of expression. The collection itself is dynamic and young, vibrant and alive. Outerwear is vital. The clothes are designed to reflect movement and activity – with pleats, panels and fringes – as if they are moving in the wind.

The multi-layered pieces unexpectedly transform on the body. Tailoring has a twisted sense of classicism, while Burberry’s quintessential house codes – the trench coat and Burberry beige – have evolved. The animal kingdom of Burberry, a symbol of the house, is once again revisited through prints and shapes, a nod to wild nature and the creatures that populate it. Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted caps, while boots and sneakers with molded soles are also sculpted to resemble clogs. The collection’s signature palette is tonal and rich, including Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, urban grays, and shirt shades of blue and pink.

Details and decorations evoke the concept of ceremony through badges and ornaments – which symbolize community and friendship, the codes of belonging. The parade venue itself has a rich history of ties to craftsmanship and artistic expression: historically, 121 Regent Street has been the home of an eminent gallery with its inaugural arts and crafts exhibition.

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Today we honor this heritage by presenting the collection in the same setting but in a modern way. Intrinsically linked to the creations of founder Thomas Burberry, the idea of ​​optimism and adventure are the leitmotif of the collection, which is inspired by modern explorers and pioneers; garments have a function and a purpose. They represent reality but are always worn by dreamers.

The models who parade wear men’s clothing.

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