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Burberry Fall 2019

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Burberry FW19

Sarah Mower of about the collection: «Riccardo Tisci named his second collection for Burberry “Tempest,” which referred, per his press release, to “contrasts in British culture and weather.” The climate—both in political and environmental senses—is a hot-button subject in these stormy times for the U.K. Yet it’s Burberry’s role as a global brand to somehow project a positive message across markets and generations. Tisci’s intention, he said, is “including, not excluding.”

This time, he flipped the order of the show to begin with his proposals for youth—girls and boys—followed by new interpretations of the beige-based formalwear for grown-ups he’d begun in his first collection. Tisci’s affinity for streetwear is well known from his work at Givenchy. His viewpoint on British street style is filtered through his nostalgia for his experiences as an Italian fashion student at Central Saint Martins in the edgy heyday of ’90s music and club culture—but London now is a very different, and he thinks, “less free” place. “I observe a lot, now I am living here,” he said. Tisci drafted in MIA—who also studied at Central Saint Martins in the ’90s—to provide mashed-up soundscapes for the show: “She says the same things as me—that we need to help young people to have their voice.” (For more go to

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