‘During my life, my mother has been a force of nature. As a single parent, she raised me and my eight sisters with incredible determination and pride. As a result, I’ve always been attracted to strong women who, in turn, have also given me the confidence to express my femininity. They are not afraid to defy expectations and their determination has always aroused a feeling of admiration in me. They are warriors.
I wanted this collection to be truly emblematic of the power of female energy: modern armor that captures this bold aura. There is a very British attitude in this collection: unique, eccentric and totally authentic in the way of expressing oneself.
This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength. ” Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
A symbolic rising sun and bringing a new dawn of opportunity. Mother Nature is iconized and her strength is celebrated as the source of this new beginning.
Riccardo Tisci’s first exclusively female presentation for Burberry offers a bold interpretation of modern femininity: it abandons archetypes and redirects preconceptions. At its core, the collection conveys a sense of pride and unwavering conviction. With a sense of fluidity, the looks reinvent tradition, upset classicism and encourage freedom of expression.
Set within the heart of the brand, Burberry’s flagship store on Regent Street in London, a majestic incarnation of visionary British artist Shygirl, opening the presentation with an original speech by her. The collection itself reflects Burberry’s distinctive character and attitude, reinvigorating the hallmarks with a new perspective for today’s modern woman. This energy is encapsulated in a dynamic electronic soundtrack, which brings the cast together as they proudly move through space.
Continuing to draw inspiration from the themes proposed in the Fall / Winter 2021 men’s presentation, the collection pays homage to the indomitable force of Mother Nature and the British artisan movements of the early twentieth century. With fluttering cloaks and references to flags, the collection gives a nod to these groups who have boldly ventured into nature, defying convention on their journey towards building a better future. This sense of optimism is palpable throughout the collection, through bursts of unexpected brightness: the rainbow shining through the rain.
Burberry has always allowed people to push boundaries and continues to challenge tradition today. For Fall / Winter 2021, the brand embarks on the next phase of its exploration of modern femininity and masculinity, with Riccardo Tisci rewriting the narrative, underlining its collections with a sense of audacity and opportunity.