Burberry spring 2019 show in London was as British as it can get, which was a complete surprise because it was the debut collection of Riccardo Tisci for the brand. Tisci is known for mixing his heavily Catholicized Italian imagination with the ideals and traditions of French haute couture at Givenchy. Yet his first collection for Britain’s most famous heritage brand was a salute to its motherland, especially the chic womenswear. Trench coats with nipped waists and pussycat bows on silk shirts printed with the label’s signature check were all quintessentially British. He even introduced the brand’s first eveningwear: an array of black velvet gowns accented with golden tassels as austere as Queen Elizabeth II herself. The show may not have been the revolutionary fashion moment everyone looked forward to, but it was a definite sign that Tisci understands the significance of his newfound home.
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