Burberry has unveiled its Autumn/Winter 2021 Pre-Collection, designed by Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci.
The collection takes inspiration from Burberry’s connection with the outdoors which has sat at the heart of the brand since Thomas Burberry founded the house.
Camouflage and floral prints represent the great outdoors, while a colour palette of warm earthy tones highlights a connection to nature. The classic Burberry trench is revisited for this season, while mesh bodysuits, cargo trousers, short-sleeved shirts and jogging pants provide the perfect combination of daywear and eveningwear.
‘This is my uniform for the outdoors. My love for all the contrasting elements of nature has been explored and reflected throughout this collection, combining the romance and beauty of nature with utility and practicality. I have been inspired by the rich heritage of traditional British dress codes and given them a fresh perspective: tempering camouflage prints to blend harmoniously within natural environments, combining them with structured tailoring and romantic florals, broderie anglaise details and references to the animal kingdom. This collection is about mirroring the natural environments within its dynamic prints, colours and textures.’ Riccardo Tisci, Chief Creative Officer.
When it comes to coats they are always a key aspect of any Burberry collection. This season we see a number of camouflage-print coats including the trench, parka and car coat. The trench is revisited in technical wool with an oversized silhouette, worn with a lace overlaid shirt and foldover pleated shorts.
Protective diamond-quilting adorns a reconstructed barn jacket, as well as stitched into a technical wool cape and leather collarless coat. The Harrington jacket updated with badge appliqués and reimagined in the detailing of a trench coat.
A corset dress, second-skin skirts and tailored trousers recontoured with cut-outs. A wide-leg jumpsuit in wool twill, with exaggerated pockets and short-sleeved shirts with badge appliqués.
For evening, a sequinned gown with cut-out sleeves, a silk cady dress with a deep V-neck and box pleats, as well as a cut-out turtleneck dress worn with a reversible faux-fur car coat.
For men, camouflage also prevails across outerwear, on hoodies, cargo trousers and even kilts. The trench, parka and bomber jacket reworked in panelled florals.
Signature check coats with detachable bellow-pocket gilets are worn over coordinated plaid kilts and tuxedo trousers. Silk satin zip panels transform a grain de poudre wool tailored coat and wool silk tailored jacket.
While in evening wear, Restyled English-fit suits feature embroidered details and cropped trousers.