Tempest
Burberry presents AW19 at London Fashion Week

Burberry’s youth-centric AW’19 collection fuses polar opposites to celebrate the contrasts in British culture (and, yes, it’s anomalous weather too).

‘I have been thinking a lot about England as a country of contrasts, from the structured to the rebellious and free, and I wanted to celebrate how these elements coexist.’ – Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer

Classic hues of beige interposed with vivid green, red, pale blue, orange, brown and black with Vintage check, stripes, and the Thomas Burberry Monogram are in this season.

For men, a paneled trench,  a parka in shearling and quilts, Vintage check in bold patchworks with animal print accents and tape details versus English-fit suits, pleated trousers, reconstructed boat-neck knitwear and silk-jersey shirts styled with rubber-cap-toe brogues and Chelsea boots.

Shearling and faux fur coats, off-the-shoulder corset tops, double-waist tailored trousers and lace-detail slip dresses styled with Chelsea boots and sneakers, contrasted with Burberry’s sharp tailoring, cinched dresses, pleated skirts, and printed shirts were the highlights for women’s.

 

Further developing the cues set out during his debut collection last year – ‘Tempest’ -Riccardo Tisci’s sophomore collection for the British powerhouse was a display of ingenious design.

‘My first season for Burberry was about starting to develop my alphabet for the house, it was about identifying new letters and new codes. And now, I’m starting to put these letters together to begin writing my book here, to form the first chapter for a new era at Burberry.’

New branding, global celeb endorsements, all-inclusive advertorial debut and a joint capsule collab with Dame Westwood, since his official appointment May last year, Riccardo Tisci is fully immersed in furthering the legacy of the Quintessential British Brand. I don’t he’s trying to show us what Burberry can be anymore. He’s slowly reshaping what Burberry is, and we eagerly await his next collection.

Words by Catarina Ramalho

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