A fantastic wardrobe in the all-in-one show presented by Tisci off-calendar for London Fashion Week 2022
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In these two years of often “inanimate” presentations in which high fashion has had to adapt quickly to the digital language due to pandemic restrictions, we can say with certainty that we have been missing live fashion shows. Among the great absentees we can finally say welcome back to Burberry which after two years has finally decided to return live on runway in an off show of the calendar for London Fashion Week 2022. The fall/winter 2022-23 collection presented by creative director Riccardo Tisci is a great homage to London and a celebration of the British brand that inaugurated the opening of the first Thomas Burberry & Sons shop in the capital in 1891 after the foundation of the label in Basingstoke, Hampshire, a few years earlier. The homage to the British world is evident from the very foundations of the show: for the occasion, the logo of the brand, the famous Equestrian Knight Design, was projected as a hologram to the intent of the imposing Tower Bridge, and the catwalk was set up directly at the interior of Central Hall Westminster in London. Burberry is back on the scene! “Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love London so much” says Riccardo Tisci, thus communicating the importance of the 130-year history of the equestrian-inspired brand and also reiterating an essential value of the British fashion house: freedom. “Inherent in every Burberry garment. is freedom ”: this is how its founder Thomas Burberry presented the brand. The freedom to be and to wear as much as it is in tune with one’s being is the central reason for this collection for both men and women. Tisci’s mission is to attract a younger target with a more fluid approach to the classic by reinterpreting Burberry’s most iconic garments. “Thomas Burberry has done some amazing things… but you have to explore,” and Tisci continues, “People have changed. Young people don’t care about sexuality, or about being closed in a box, about being recognized as a man, a woman, her or him “. The intent was to deconstruct and reconstruct the top items of the British wardrobe by redesigning the silhouette of outerwear, trench coats, raincoats and contaminating kilts with grunge and punk culture. There was no shortage of skirts, both pleated and long and straight almost to the ground, which reminded us of the look of Mahmood in Sanremo that this time from a singer has been transformed into a model. Come and discover the Burberry selection by Michele Franzese Moda.