10 Highlights of Riccardo Tisci's Burberry Debut
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10 Highlights of Riccardo Tisci's Burberry Debut

With a diverse collection of 134 looks, the designer made his highly-anticipated debut at the beloved British brand.
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Riccardo Tisci presented his first collection for Burberry on Monday at London's VauxhallWith 134 looks, the catwalk revealed the Italian designer's new aesthetic codes for the classic British brand. After a new brand monogram and a refreshed flagship store, Tisci unveiled a collection in a palette of beige, black, red, coral and mint. Check out the 10 highlights of his first Burberry show below:

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The trench coat

What better way to open a Burberry show than with its most iconic piece? Worn by German model Sophia Roetz, Tisci's trench coat version came with a chocolate-tone belt that was seen throughout the entire collection.

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The color of the collection: beige

The first 44 looks of Burberry were in varying tones of beige, a colour that Tisci clearly loves. For Spring/Summer 2019, there were many neutral colour options like caramel, nude, off-white and black. Later on, orange, red and mint hues gradually started appearing, bringing more colour to the collection.

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The men's line

In just one fashion show, Tisci presented both the Burberry women's and men's collections (hence the seemingly endless line-up). For men, he presented tailored looks and polished suits for the first half of the collection, before introducing more street-luxe looks with sporty vibes and oversized silhouettes that his fans would already be familiar with.

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Utilitarian accessories

Some accessories stood out during the show: umbrella bags, padlocked chain embellishments and oversized raincoats, to name a few. With these, you'll pretty much be ready for any occasion or weather.

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The counter-culture

The show started off prim and proper, but soon turned into what we knew from the designer as a student of Central Saint Martins in the '90s. The latter half of the collection featured a mix of prints, graphic tees and punk references, such as white T-shirt labelled "GOD".

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The soundtrack

Robert Del Naja from the trip-hop band Massive Attack created the soundtrack specially for the show. Tisci revealed on his Instagram that Del Naja was a great influence during his career as a student in London. "Massive Attack has had a huge influence on me throughout life. I discovered the band when I was a student here in London and when I started planning my first show for Burberry I knew I had to work with them to rescue the sounds that inspired me so much. "

 

The animal print

After announcing that Burberry would no longer use animal skins in their collections, Tisci brought in references of leopards, dalmatians and cows to his collection with the help of prints.

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The evening looks

To close the show, there were a handful of pieces that we know Tisci does best: dresses, tops and pants for the night, all in black. Some of these were adorned with gold fringes or chains, the designer's way of remixing the classics. 

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