Burberry’s new creative director Riccardo Tisci has announced the brand’s first collaboration since he took over as the design head of the house earlier this year. A limited edition collection with British fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood will be released in December.
Tisci, the former Givenchy creative director who joined Burberry this spring to replace Christopher Bailey, revealed the news himself via his Instagram account today.
In two images, a tuxedo-wearing Tisci is shown with Dame Vivienne, sporting a Burberry trench, along with her husband and creative collaborator Andreas Kronthaler.
Italian designer Tisci, who studied at London’s Central Saint Martins, said Dame Vivienne, who was a pioneer of the British punk movement in the 70s and went on to build a global brand, had inspired him to become a designer.
“I am SO honoured to announce a new Burbs collaboration with the original British PUNK,” he said. “Vivienne is the most unique champion of British style and has been a huge inspiration for so many of us. I am incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.”
The announcement, which brings together an historic British house and one of fashion’s favourite rebels, has provoked much excitement among fans of the two brands.
Tisci will be presenting his first collection for Burberry at London Fashion Week in February. In May, again via his Instagram account, he released a first glimpse of what people can expect from his tenure with a selection of images for a pre-SS19 capsule collection, which featured his take on the trench and ponchos in house check.