WITH THE NEW SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION BURBERRY EVOLVES IN A NEW FUTURISTIC STATUS
Text by: Annarosa Laureti
Since last year – when the Italian designer became the new Burberry’s creative director – Riccardo Tisci has been taking care of the history and heritage of the British brand, bringing to light precious antiques with a modern twist (and the new maison logo is definitely proof of this!).
Always following the wishful and dreamy thought of the very founder Thomas Burberry – “he was a daring innovator but also a romantic” – and after recoding Burberry’s universe, for the new Spring Summer 2020 Collection Tisci decided to reform the Kingdom’s rules.
The designer described Evolution as “a collection inspired by our past and dedicated to our future”. While its starting point remains the past – the Victorian Age – the final result is futuristic and innovative: classic fabrication mixes with technical ones and Victorian-inspired silhouettes enrich with extra and elaborated sleeves, cut-out details, fringes and waists cinched by belts. For her, mini lengths on the front extend to the back thanks to trains, while the suit calls for pleated fluid pants.
Gentlemen suit sees textural contrasts and pinstripes in crystal embroideries while T-shirts and hoodies refine with romantic lace details. Gingham patterns match with high stripes motifs while lettering logo appears on delicate ruffled shirts.
Pure and sober color palette includes classical tones of beiges and black and white as well as little spots of ochre, red, blue and pink, till shining silver for soirée long laced dresses made more precious by crystal mesh and hand-tiered ostrich feathers. Then hand sketches and painted animals’ collages give a funny and uptrend touch to the rigorous shades’ overall.
Finally bags turn unisex! In miniature as well as giant size, passing through the very classic bum bag. Burberry gentlewoman wears split-toe block-heel boots and sandals enwrapping ankles, while the gentleman opts for sneakers or leather sandals.
Cover: Burberry Spring Summer 2020 Collection, Courtesy of Burberry