The model wearing a black puffer coat with the Union Jack billowing behind him was the only look one needed to see to understand the gist of Burberry’s Fall 2019 menswear collection. Inspired by the youth culture of Britain, Riccardo Tisci sent out a semi-streetwise semi-bourgeoisie offering that dabbled in the sartorial codes of the country while touching upon the countless revolutions it has faced, particularly in the 90s. Tinges of rave culture and grunge came in the more industrial looks, such as the denim pieces embellished with beer bottle caps, a patchwork shirt of multi-colored Burberry checks, and some oversized sportswear. Such items are intrinsic within Tisci’s own streetwear vocabulary, but here had a deeper meaning and connection to the label’s country of origin. As did the more sophisticated part of the line—a series of beige and brown colored the tailored ensembles that are market towards the brand’s more elite clientele. For them, Burberry is beyond the streetwear staple Tisci is trying to establish, and the designer knows this all too well. This part, however, was not without its quirks. Triangular-necklined pull-overs added a bit of youthfulness to what were otherwise very classic pieces. Just goes to show that Tisci has his own unique approaches when it comes to high fashion menswear.
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