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#SuzyLFW: Burberry Through Riccardo Tisci’s Italian Eyes

Modern music and Victorian history come together at Burberry.

Is Burberry really about music! music! music?

The speakers piled up centre stage in a cavernous, sweltering theatre seemed overwhelming as creative director Riccardo Tisci sent out wave upon wave of male and female fashion.


Burberry Spring/Summer 2020.
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“I think music is one of the things that gives the most freedom of expression for young generations,” said Tisci, who felt the spirit of youth and energy came when Thomas Burberry started his own company at age 21 back in the Victorian era.


Burberry spring/summer 2020
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The founder was also the inventor of gabardine and the Burberry company ultimately became major suppliers of wartime uniform. But that does not fit in with Tisci’s fascination with Victorians – nor his romantic vision of the England he dreamed of as a young Italian.https://www.instagram.com/p/B2fRFrGHlpT/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfix“Because being in Italy growing up, I always saw this revolutionary young generation next to this amazing aristocratic queen, or film stars who represented revolution,” Tisci explained.

 


Burberry Spring/Summer 2020 collection on the fourth day of London Fashion Week.
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But what about now? There was clean and beautifully cut daywear for women (the male version cooler, more sporty – but also excellently made). The shapes were sensual, drawing lines that followed the body. The best of the evening dresses were exquisite in their shapes and drapes.

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