Designer Riccardo Tisci hasn’t yet presented his first Burberry collection (that will happen during London Fashion Week in September 2018), but he’s already mixing things up with an announcement today (July 6, 2018) he’s planning a collaboration with Vivienne Westwood.
Given Burberry and Westwood’s British DNA and a shared appreciation for plaid, perhaps the only thing surprising about this partnership is that it took so long to happen. Burberry last year collaborated with Russian label Gosha Rubchinskiiy on an eight piece spring 2018 capsule consisting of a reversible bomber, button-down shirt, shorts and several bucket hats.
Musing about the pairing on Instagram, Tisci wrote, “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. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivaled 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.”
The capsule will drop in November 2019 and will feature a limited-edition collection of re-imagined looks from Westwood’s archive. A portion of the sales will be donated to Cool Earth, a charity focused on protecting rain forests.
Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood and Tisci