Riccardo Tisci Celebrates the Power of Women in Burberry's FW21 Collection
A love letter to incomparable feminine energy.
Having presented a nature-inspired menswear range earlier this year, Riccardo Tisci has now returned with the Fall/Winter 2021 womenswear collection for Burberry. Taking place at the house’s Regent Street flagship in London, the show featured looks inspired by feminine energy.
“As a single parent, [my mother] raised me and my eight sisters with unfaltering purpose and pride. So, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity,” the creative director explains in a press release. “They are not afraid to challenge expectations and I have always been in such awe of their determination. They are warriors.” He further elaborates that this FW21 collection is a “love letter to women.”
With a sand beige set serving as the backdrop, British artist Shygirl opens the show with an original spoken-word performance, adding to Tisci’s interpretation of modern femininity while encouraging self-expression. On the socially distanced runway, models are dressed in an array of Burberry’s signature trench coats, which are crafted with a variety of materials such as faux fur and leather, as well as geometric intarsia motifs. Animal prints are found on fringed dresses, while the cape-sleeved designs boast fluid silhouettes. Elsewhere, the collection is accentuated with gold lamé coats, sequin tops and more.
As for accessories, standouts include oversized messenger bags – an ongoing trend – in faux fur and shearling that take inspiration from nature. Additional highlights feature sporty wraparound eyewear, sculptural heels, stretch tulle sock boots and more.
Watch the full FW21 Burberry collection by Riccardo Tisci above.
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