Burberry’s and Vivienne Westwood’s Collaboration is About Iconic British Style and the Environment

Diana Bell-Heather   |   08 - 07 - 2018

Riccardo Tisci, Vivienn-Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler.
Courtesy of Burberry, by Brett Lloyd.

 

You’d think Burberry can’t get any more British, but looks like the House and newly appointed chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci want to cement the heritage into the core of the brand by collaborating with an icon.

 

Riccardo Tisci, Vivienn-Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler.
Courtesy of Burberry, by Brett Lloyd.

 

British designer Vivienne Westwood, who founded her own brand in 1971, is collaborating with the label on a collection of re-imagined iconic styles from her archives, in celebration of British style and history. The limited edition pieces, which are part of the first collaboration for Burberry under Tisci, will launch in December 2018. He said:

 

“Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.”

 

Riccardo Tisci, Vivienn-Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler.
Courtesy of Burberry, by Brett Lloyd.

 

We predict re-imagined Burberry check, asymmetric hemlines, edgy detailing and plenty of British cool. Not only will the collection showcase the fresh direction that the brand is taking, but will also support rainforest charity Cool Earth. Vivienne has worked with them back in 2011 when she visited their partnership in Peru.

 

We can’t wait to see Tisci’s vision for Burberry in September.

 

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