It was not the infernal traffic in London that would prevent the fashion sphere from heading west of the city, to the Troubadour White City Theater, to attend one of the most anticipated fashion week shows. For several hours now, a swarm of fans have been circling the place in the hope of seeing the VIPs invited by Riccardo Tisci - Rosalía, Hunter Schafer (co-star of Zendaya in the Euphoria series, ed.) Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid, to name a few. Inside the theatre is a giant cube made of mirrors that, once deployed, reveals the podium and its incredible installation of white sound systems. The tone is set.
"My first year at Burberry was devoted to understanding and refining the house's new codes. With this base in place, I feel ready to explore what lies at the heart of this great house." As a result, designer Riccardo Tisci immersed himself in Burberry's Victorian heritage to create each of the 108 looks that make up the company's Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Ultra-graphic silhouettes, perfectly controlled cuts, volume and movement punctuate the paintings imagined by the designer - we find the classic trench coat in an XXL version worn by the iconic Freja Beha Erichsen (now rare on the podiums), the silk square in all its forms printed with illustrations of wild animals, not to mention the polos, sweatshirts and other parkas with multiple luxury details. An urban jungle, sometimes neo-bourgeois, sometimes Insta-worthy, which leaves room for several red-carpet options, including the small Romantic-Gothic dresses or the crystal cottage on which the mention "I Am a Unicorn" appears, a nod to the logo created by Thomas Burberry.
It's hard to choose only one. We remember: the gingham print that gives a confident urban BB look, as well as the hybrid caps halfway between the knight's helmet, the Handmaid's Tale style hat and the classic baseball cap.
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