So far, loyal to London, the venerable British luxury house Burberry joined exceptionally the Paris Fashion Week calendar, with a collection full of daring and chic of course.
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Filmed at Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London, where a kind of desert rave party has been set, the collection was a tribute to post-lockdown freedom.
“This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity. I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries … So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity. I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening”, said Riccardo Tisci.
Filled with energy and positivity, the models with dyed hair and fake piercings on their faces, walked their feet in the sand, made their way among the ravers, and cut a bold path through the set. The looks defy conventional codes with assured fluidity, playing with fetishist codes, with lots of leather pieces, panels designed like harnesses, and tops ballasted with geometrically shaped breastplates. There were also many sleeveless or transparent pieces, revealing the bare skin, while Burberry’s famous beige trench coat, the house’s legendary signature, was here reworked and cut with raglan.
The name of the collection “Universal Passport” was seen on several sleeveless t-shirts, as a desperate cry for the freedom to move and travel abroad.
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