London Fashion Week: Burberry Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear fashion show

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Arguably the most anticipated show at London Fashion Week was Riccardo Tisci’s debut as creative director of fashion house Burberry, which he joined in March this year, having launched a redesign of the brand’s foundational elements and an all-consuming ad campaign.

 

 

The manifesto for the creation of a new "Kingdom" in 134 looks of the Burberry Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection was loud and understandable. “The mother and the daughter, the father and the son. It’s like a patchwork or a mix of the British lifestyle,” summarized the designer after the show, adding: "I know we all talk about street, and I was one of the first, but we forget about sophisticated cut.”

The show itself was a celebration of the legacy of the brand with a 162-year history, incorporating Riccardo’s signature style, offering traditional shades of sand, caramel, coffee and chocolate, turning classic trenches into a must-have in the fall wardrobe, and a men's line packed with Tisci’s typical graphic silhouettes with references to utility clothes in accent details and accessories.

Emphasizing the label's new philosophy and abandonment to natural fur, the collection included a full range of animal prints of all kinds and colors, from minimalist zebra to mule deer prints reading "Why did they kill Bambi."