Burberry's Rainbow Arrives at Opening Ceremony

Burberry's Rainbow Arrives at Opening Ceremony

The pattern that defined Christopher Bailey's final collection reappears in a streetwear-infused collab.

The pattern that defined Christopher Bailey's final collection reappears in a streetwear-infused collab.

Text: SAMUEL ANDERSON

The afterglow from Christopher Bailey’s final, rainbow-tinted collection for Burberry hasn’t yet faded. Shown during London Fashion Week in February, the collection prominently displayed a classic Burberry check pattern fused with a rainbow flag, offering a bold statement of inclusivity as Bailey’s parting message. Today, that collection hits stores—and arrives with an added bonus: in tandem with the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, Burberry will also launch a capsule with Opening Ceremony.

A streetwear-infused range of tees and sweats, the capsule, available today, is a chopped-and-screwed take on Bailey’s swan song. The collection features several retired Burberry trademarks circa mid-nineties—from the London skyline to the erstwhile “Burberry’s” name—recast in Bailey’s rainbow motif.

For the lookbook, photographer Salvatore Caputo captured a crew of young Ukranian ravers over the course of one night of revelry. And though they are wearing several trademarks that may be older than they are, these Burberry-wearing ravers are clearly shown in their true colors.  

See the entire lookbook below.

Credits: Photo: Salvatore Caputo courtesy of Opening Ceremony

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