Riccardo Tisci has been working through the Burberry archives and codes to establish his vision for the British brand, and who is better to carve out some of that ounk edge than Dame Vivienne Westwood.
The long-awaited collaboration between the two creatives has finally come to live, and presented here through the lens of photographer David Sims and starring Kate Moss.
It celebrates British style and heritage and is inspired by Westwood’s iconic collections, taking a unisex approach across styles. From classic double-breasted jackets, a hugger jacket and a mini kilt to lace up platforms and a beret – are all reimagined in Burberry’s Vintage check.
Other cast members of the campaign include Sistren, Leonard Emmanuel, LadyFag, Josh Quinton, Andy Bradin, DelaRosa, Claudia Lavender, Marco Motta, Sashadavai and Jacob Shifrin, as well as Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler.
The designers also bonded over their shared desire to support and promote Cool Earth, a UK based non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. One of the key pieces is an oversized T-shirt dedicated to the charity, with a handwritten message from Vivienne. She will also customise four exclusive items from the collection to be auctioned to raise further support for Cool Earth.
‘Vivienne Westwood & Burberry’ is the first collaboration for the house under its newly appointed Chief Creative Officer and is now available online and in select Burberry stores globally.