First look: Burberry x Vivienne Westwood

The long-awaited hook-up between two of British fashion's most cherished labels gets its big reveal on Instagram
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The collaboration between Burberry and Vivienne Westwood was announced back in July, via an Instagram portrait of Riccardo Tisci, Westwood and her husband, Andreas Kronthaler. But finally, the brands have revealed a sneak peek of what’s in store from the limited edition line of re-imagined British heritage pieces.

Cementing the widely-held assumption that Burberry's newly-appointed Chief Creative Officer, Riccardo, would be steering Burberry in a social media-heavy direction, the big reveal took place on both Burberry and Vivienne Westwood’s Instagram stories, showcasing a mini-kilt and a pair of lace-up platform shoes in Burberry’s classic vintage check. Launching in December, the capsule collection will support rainforest charity, Cool Earth – one of notable activist Vivienne’s most beloved causes.

And as one would expect of a partnership with the cultural leader of  one of fashion’s biggest revolutions, a new logo of both brand names merged together – Burberry in black and Vivienne Westwood in red – gives the preview a predictably punk feel.

“Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something,” Riccardo revealed of his first collaboration at the helm of the house. “She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.”

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