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 more. Put simply, Burberry’s designs stand for superior quality and timeless design.
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.
At the Helm
At the Helm
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.
Swinging between refined tailoring and slouchy streetwear, Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection for Burberry brings his forward-thinking vision in line with the brand’s DNA. Jersey T-shirts accented with lace and Victoriana-inspired gingham, hoodies and striped rugby shirts are a masterclass in expressing the new, versatile codes of modern masculinity.
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.