We remember it like it was just yesterday when we first heard that Riccardo Tisci, formerly creative director of Givenchy, took reign as the new chief creative officer of British heritage brand, Burberry. The big day finally happened last night at London Fashion Week where Riccardo Tisci presented his “Kingdom” collection which comprised 134 looks.
First impressions? — soft, silky and relax materials replaced what would usually be boxy and structured. In his repertoire, there were flowy pleated skirts, loose button-up tops, fluid lace slip dresses, printed t-shirts and soft-structured pants. Nevertheless, the first model that appeared on the runway was wearing a trench coat (no surprise here) but seeing that it was in a solid colour surprised us. The iconic Burberry tartan print might be slowly fading out and perhaps replaced by the new monogram and solid colours.
As for menswear, Tisci made formal outfits streetwear-friendly. We’re not exactly referring to those umbrellas being strapped like swords (completed with body chains); but the sweaters, polo ponchos and Bambi parkas. These were exactly what he labelled as the ‘English fit’. And among the pieces, there were some that had a slightly edgy and punk vibe to it where Tisci may have brought from his Givenchy days. This could also be a ‘teaser’ of what’s to come in the highly-anticipated collaboration with Vivienne Westwood.
Scroll through the gallery to see our favourites from Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry Collection.
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