Riccardo Tisci debuts as creative director of Burberry!
Riccardo Tisci left us all on our tippy toes when he announced that he would be leaving Givenchy after 12 years to serve as the Chief Creative officer of Burberry. With this new shift, all eyes were definitely on the historic brand during London fashion week as it made it’s debut with newly appointed CCO Riccardo Tisci who did not disappoint with over 100 looks!
Riccardo came out the gate letting us know he fully means business, no glitz and glamour. This show was about making a statement and showcasing the history and tradition of the classic brand. His first show was held at an old post office sorting center, an area that is still under construction. (We see what you did there Riccardo, a bit metaphoric for the renovation the brand is currently undergoing if you ask us )
The title of the collection is “Kingdom” inspired by the city of London and it’s diverse fashion dichotomy. The show had three aspects: Refined, relaxed and evening wear. The relaxed pieces included trench coats, pleated skirts, pencil skirts, tailored women blazer with a silk scarf woven through it and bow blouses. The refined pieces had a little more flare, with a hint of rebellion and punk including a fire engine red patent leather coat. Evening wear, showcased full length jersey dresses with capes and gold detailed fringes.
Burberry also introduced a new “English fit” in the men’s collection; A semi Slim fit, combining traditional pleated suit trousers and blazers with envelop shaped breast pockets and leather patch pockets. Also, Ricardo didn't fear to mix streetwear with a classic "Burberry" look. There were so many looks it’s a bit hard to tell what direction Burberry plans to go long term, but Riccardo stayed true to the history of the 162 year old brand.
It’s still the Burberry your mom and grandmother would love just with a fresh, modern updates.