Burberry’s new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci has been offering a glimpse of his new creative vision for British luxury house today.
The Italian designer who was appointed to replace Christopher Bailey, who bowed out at London Fashion Week in February with a rainbow-themed collection, has been releasing preview images on Instagram of his first designs, which form part of the brand’s pre-collection for SS19.
Styled by Katy England, the images of a curated edit of items designed to honour the house’s iconic pieces, feature Tisci’s take on the classic trench, ponchos in the Burberry house check and long black and red tartan kilts. Ticsi has been hashtagging his images #bclassic in reference to the name of the edit.
“I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry. ‘B Classic’ is an edit that I’ve curated to honour the icons of the House – pieces like the trench coat, the quilted jacket, the car coat, the kilt – which sits at the heart of the SS19 pre-collection designed by the fantastic Burberry design team,” Tisci explained.
Prior to joining Burberry, Tisci had been creative director Givenchy and in his new role at Burberry he is reunited with CEO Marco Gobbetti, who was responsible for hiring him at the LVMH-owned house. Gobbetti subsequently moved to Céline, also owned by LVMH, before joining to Burberry at the start of last year.