Riccardo Tisci's Burberry Debut is a Reflection of the Brand's Heritage

Riccardo Tisci's Burberry Debut is a Reflection of the Brand's Heritage

For SS19, the iconic designer pays homage to the brand's historical significance debuting the vision he has to usher in the next era.

For SS19, the iconic designer pays homage to the brand's historical significance debuting the vision he has to usher in the next era.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Unanimously counted by outlets and fashion leaders at large as the most highly-anticipated showing of London Fashion Week, Riccardo Tisci's debut collection for Burberry has been at the forefront of the industry's mind juggling back and forth what the iconic designer may have in store for the SS19 season. Well ladies and gentlemen, the verdict is in: Riccardo Tisci's inaugural collection successfully pays homage to his inheritance, focuses in on saturated innovation and design, and shines a light on the heritage staple's exciting future.

Kicking off the collection on a high, Tisci's first creations are the embodiment of a yesteryear Burberry; one where beige tailoring reigns supreme and coats are all the rage. Falling crisply at the knee, the trench coats emerge with rising supermodel Anok Yai emerging in a stunning dark leather skirt with a sporty-infused low neck top. After Yai's entrance, the rest of the collection begins to slowly evolve. The designer's reimagined print makes its way onto the runway both small and large, as scarves and blouses. A full-circle moment occurs when one of Tisci's muses Kendall Jenner arrives wearing a perfectly tailored coat with a trim brimming with magic. Other exciting appearances include Irina Shayk, Jourdan Dunn, and rising face Olivia Anakwe.

The show then launches into this coming spring's menswear offerings, a roster of high-tailored of suits, jackets, and accessories that eventually form into more athletic low-key styles, still elevated but ever-modern and move savvy.

The modernity that Tisci has brought to onto the Burberry stage is a hearty palate cleanser, warming up to the notion that big things are on the horizon for the brand. His tactic to dabble into a more well-rounded collection instead of entirely re-imagining an unrecognizable Burberry isn't Tisci playing it safe, it's him playing smart and ending the show with a range of simple, black dresses couldn't be more surprising or satisfying. A fashionable decision for all parties involved is testament to his knowledgeable genius and secure place as a bona fide leader in the industry. Bravo, Riccardo Tisici!

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