Like many other fashion brands, Burberry has decided to do things differently this season.
For the first time since joining the British brand, creative director Riccardo Tisci chose to present his menswear collection alone. That’s a relief: his previous Burberry shows, combining both men’s and women’s collections, often spanned over a hundred looks.
For Burberry’s Fall/Winter 2021 show, which was livestreamed on Twitch and Instagram, that number dwindled — and Tisci’s creative vision has sharpened with it. “I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression,” shared the designer. “Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together.”
The show was indeed set indoors, at Burberry’s Regent Street flagship. Tisci’s choice of venue wasn’t merely an aesthetic one; it was historic, too. “In the 20th century, the store was a gallery where a new generation was invited to present their arts and crafts, which I found amazing,” he said, referring to the British movement that had artists and designers championing handmade crafts and artisanal techniques in response to the industrial revolution.
All of that inspired his most cohesive Burberry collection to date, with tons of Tisci signatures from his Givenchy days thrown in the mix. Below, we take a look at the highlights from the show.