Inside Burberry’s Spring/Summer Collection Presented at London Fashion Week

Hayley Kadrou   |   17-09-2019

Burberry presented its Spring 2020 collection during London Fashion Week, showing Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci coming into his own at the label.

Three seasons in for Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, and we can finally see what he really has to offer at Burberry; bringing his own flair to the quintessentially British brand.


Taking to England’s capital for London Fashion Week, Tisci showed off a Spring/Summer collection that married together the two fashion worlds he currently co-exists in.



Called Evolution, the collection is a celebration of new house codes and is influenced by the time Burberry was founded 163 years ago.


The silhouettes were reminiscent of the Victorian era, but mixed new techniques and innovations with classic fabrics and familiar shapes.



Think reconstructed trench coats with silk panels, sculpted sleeves and crystal-ring piercings and cut- out and cinched blazers and box-pleat skirt suits.


More fanciful designs came as fringed hems and draped chain embellishments, with tie details on silk shirts and double-pleat trousers.



There were also step-through skirts, corset detailing and ruffled lace dresses with exaggerated puff sleeves.


High glamour came in the eveningwear that featured crystal mesh and hand-tiered ostrich feathers.



On the new style, Tisci commented: “My first year at Burberry was about understanding and refining the new codification for the house. With that foundation in place, I feel ready to start exploring what’s at the heart of this incredible brand.



“In the archive, I discovered this beautiful story at the origin of our past. Thomas Burberry was a young pioneer and a self-made man who built his company during the Victorian era – a time in Britain for great change and progress, an era that has always inspired me and my work.




“He chose to present his company with an emblem of a knight on a horse, but for his family crest, he instead chose a unicorn. Thomas Burberry was a daring innovator but also a romantic and a dreamer.



“This is the story behind this collection, a collection inspired by our past and dedicated to our future. It’s the evolution of our Burberry kingdom.”


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