Originally scheduled to take place in Trafalgar Square, but later postponed due to the timing of Queen Elizabeth II’s mourning period, and funeral, Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry collection finally took place in a vast, former police storage depot south of the Thames.
For this collection, Riccardo Tisci was inspired by youth and British beach life, the two are not incompatible! “In summer, in Britain, the beach is a place of democracy, of community. It’s where people from all cultures can in simple pleasures. I wanted to translate that ideology – that emotion – to an entire collection. I wanted to express that spirit of togetherness and joy, that reality. That tension between dressing and undressing, between revelation and protection, underwear and outerwear, all feels relevant to now and part of Burberry’s modern DNA… I was inspired by the liberation and openness of youth, of people embracing their bodies and revealing them – a pride in themselves, who they are, their identities. Their freedom. This feels modern, this feels right, and this feels Burberry”, Tisci expressed in the show notes.
This translated into the clever matching of the house’s iconic pieces with a summer wardrobe. Case in point: steamy lace lingerie pieces paired with oversized tailoring, sleeveless trench coats with flip-flops or corsets, usually hidden, worn over silhouettes.
And for the men, the mix of couture and streetwear was again on show, with oversized American soccer jerseys alongside colorful tailored suits – worn with flip-flops – and Burberry’s iconic trench coats, here revisited sleeveless and in gabardine.