Burberry has both heritage and innovation at its heart, shaping the fashion landscape with the trench coat as its starting point for trend-defining collections. Opening his first shop in Basingstoke in 1856, Thomas Burberry would go on to supply his weather-proof gabardine coats to WWI officers in the trenches, earning them their moniker. Today, under the direction of chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci, the Burberry signature is joined by refined tailoring and contemporary pieces for men, women and children, as well as an accessories collection that encompasses instantly iconic handbags, heritage check scarves, buttersoft leather pouches, purses and wallets, and Burberry perfume. Put simply, Burberry’s designs stand for superior quality and timeless design.
The Trench Coat
The Trench Coat
With its classic appeal and aptitude for tackling even the most unpredictable weather conditions, the Burberry trench is closely intertwined with British identity. From signature styles with timeless appeal to future classics in the form of chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s directional designs, it’s undoubtedly the most refined way to polish off an outfit.
Italian designer Riccardo Tisci wasn’t the obvious choice to succeed Christopher Bailey at Burberry in 2018, but his darkly romantic, non-conforming style was widely expected to herald a new era for the iconic house. Indeed, a true boundary-pusher, Tisci has been credited with diversifying Burberry’s audience thanks to his visionary interpretations of the classics – including the iconic trench.
Inspired by the memory of his formative years in London, Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection sees his previous season’s exploration of modern menswear codes continued. Highlights include deconstructed rugby shirts, the classic Burberry trench – reimagined with double lapels and patchwork details – and plaid suiting.
Playful pieces for your mini-me feature all the best Burberry hallmarks, from trench and quilted coats to the heritage check. Inspired by the brand’s rich British history, the childrenswear is a delightful addition to the house’s offering. Smaller clothes, but with just as much innovation and flair.