Riccardo Tisci Explores the Burberry Archive for SS21
With lookbook shots taken outside each model’s home.
Having announced that its Spring/Summer 2021 show will be presented digitally, Burberry has now offered a look at the season’s Pre-Collection. Through a total of 20 outfits, Riccardo Tisci explores the British house’s archive and founder Thomas Burberry’s legacy.
Pieces like Burberry’s signature trench coats and jackets are highlighted in a lookbook where the label’s staff and their friends modeling the looks are captured in front of their homes in England. Rose prints inspired by England’s antique gardens are weaved throughout the designs. Highlight items include pleated skirts and corset dresses, as well as the Pocket Bag arriving in Horseferry-print canvas.
“I wanted to draw upon the familiar – the things that bring us comfort and strength. I turned to what first inspired me in the Burberry heritage house codes, like the check, iconic stripes and unicorn emblems, but revisited them with a new perspective, incorporating elements of both sophistication and street through the lens of the outdoors,” the creative director explained in a press release. “I am so proud of this collection, which not only reflects and celebrates the unique codes that make the house, but also the diversity of talent that represents our Burberry community, bringing the magic of the Burberry world to life,” he further commented.
Take a look at Burberry’s SS21 Pre-Collection in the gallery above.