Riccardo Tisci’s New Burberry
Prior to the long-awaited Burberry show on September 17 at London Fashion Week, that would see the debut of the heritage brand under new creative director Riccardo Tisci; he took to social media to drop hints of his new vision for the brand.
Tisci revealed the new monogram designed by Peter Saville and released a selection of T-shirts and hoodies with the new TB monogram, leaving fans wanting more and eagerly waiting to see what he would create.
The show, which unveiled a grand total of 134 looks in both mens and womenswear underlined his direction. It opened with a trenchcoat, the brand’s signature and a line-up of beige and neutral brown tones, also a nod to Burberry’s heritage. Tisci then played with the classic signatures; he reimagined the trench with scarf details, embellished one with gold-ringed hoops to the hem and removed the horizontal stripes to the Burberry check on silk blouses.
These classic items moved into a grittier and decidedly youthful offering. Graphic T-shirts, tailored jackets and a belted motif ran through in blacks, whites and shots of reds and greens.
This was broken up by Tisci’s menswear offering, which was a cool mix of street meets heritage. Tailored suits were dressed down with graphic T-shirts, relaxed trousers were kept clean with half zip shirts with plenty of trench styles to choose from.
While Tisci’s new Burberry was slightly ambitious with 134 looks, the creative director kept Burberry’s spirit alive and offered something for everyone.