Burberry celebrates British culture as it returns to a live show in London


LONDON, March 11 (Reuters)British luxury brand Burberry BRBY.L returned to the London catwalk on Friday with its first in-person fashion show in two years, showcasing menswear and womenswear collections that celebrated British culture.

Following the digital presentations of previous seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creative director Riccardo Tisci said he mixed different vibes for the Fall/Winter 2022 lines, playing with the classic camel trench looks of the brand.

“It was important for me to explore what it means to belong, how our roots influence who we are, and how the power of community and togetherness is what really gives meaning to the world,” he said in a statement, also paying tribute to London.

“The collection embodies an intangible essence that is Britishness, a unique fusion of honoring the beauty of the past, while remaining focused on the future with gratitude, hope and love.”

The models wore trench coats with chain detailing, country-style outerwear, jumpsuits, detailed plaid skirts and twin sets paired with tall, tight platform boots.

The brand’s classic plaid print in camel, red and black appeared on dresses and pleated skirts, while Tisci used Burberry’s equestrian knight motif and oak leaf crest as prints or embellishments.

For the evening, he reinvented a trench coat into a strapless dress, proposed feather-trimmed dresses and black velvet shirts worn with long skirts and tuxedo jackets. Shiny metals decorated some designs.

Men’s fashions included tailored puffer jackets, bombers and jackets, high-waisted trousers with corset-like laces, rugby shirts and sweaters with embellishments.

Some outfits had off-the-shoulder yokes — faux fur, shearling, or rib knit. Accessories included baseball caps.

(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Alison Williams)

((Marie-Louise.Gumuchian@thomsonreuters.com;))

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