The Burberry fashion show featured everything from reinterpreted Victorian style to designs, like corsets integrated with dresses or blazers fused with coats. Riccardo Tisci – the creative director said “I’m obsessed with Victorian times. I did it all through my career.” “It was a moment of evolution in this country in many ways and it was a great aesthetic. By coincidence, Thomas Burberry started his company in Victorian times, so I started working around that period: the very beginning of the company. I wanted to do a modern interpretation of Victorian style, so I took its most dramatic shapes and made them in jersey, which is what women and men want today.”
The brand incorporated sleeves, gigot, lampshade and tassels which are the elements of the era into sculptural shapes and decoration to proof his fetish for the Victorian style and time. The runway also featured Victorian lace, sexing it up in dresses which recalled his past designs.
When you think of Scarf, Hermes and Versace comes to mind, but the Burberry SS’20 collection has proved that the brand should be considered when it comes to scarf. There were hybridised silk scarves with coats and dresses, and lifted animal and tapestry scarf prints onto cocktail dresses with filtrage and plumage. What about the trench coat trend that has gone global. The trench and check which are the forever icons of the brand and the most contemporary desirable version of Burberry. Finally, the collection included a modernist white hourglass suit with boxy trousers, a chic elongated smoking jacket belted into a dress, and a slightly oversized trench-coloured trench coat like only the Burberry factories master it.
Check out the highlights of the show below: