LFW SS19: Five Things You Need To Know About Riccardo Tisci’s First Collection For Burberry

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Riccardo Tisci’s First Collection For Burberry
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As the new creative director of Burberry, Riccardo Tisci offered up a fresh direction for the brand

After months of waiting, Riccardo Tisci’s first collection for Burberry finally hit the runway last night as part of London Fashion Week spring/summer 2019. Here’s everything you need to know.

The venue
Held inside an old sorting office in London, Tisci lined the enormous warehouse with carpet and setup a raised runway, which was surrounded by mirrored, movable walls. Guests sat on velvet-cushioned benches and white armchairs. When the lights dimmed, the walls moved to reveal the runway.

The Burberry SS19 runway

The soundtrack
Responsible for the shows music was British super group Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja, which Tisci said was a tribute to his early days in London as a Central Saint Martins student. “Massive Attack have had a huge influence on me my whole life – I discovered them when I was a student here in London and when I started planning my first Burberry show, I knew we had to work with them to bring back the sounds I was so inspired by”, the designer explained on Instagram.

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Massive Attack have had a huge influence on me my whole life – I discovered them when I was a student here in London and when I started planning my first Burberry show, I knew we had to work with them to bring back the sounds I was so inspired by. I am so happy that Rob Del Naja will be designing the soundtrack for my debut collection!!!!! THANK YOU @robert3delnaja

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The models
For his Burberry debut, Tisci’s enlisted his favourite muses including British models Lily Donaldson, Stella Tennant and Jourdan Dunn, as well as international stars like Kendall Jenner, Anok Yai, Irina Shayk, Natalia Vodianova, Freja Beha Erichsen, Cat McNeil and Mariacarla Boscono.

Riccardo Tisci with models backstage after the Burberry SS19 show

The trench coat
In what was a fitting nod to the brand’s signature design, Tisci opened the show with German model Sophia Roetz sporting a beige trench coat that was tightly cinched at the waist with an elastic belt in dark brown.

Riccardo Tisci’s First Collection For Burberry

Sophia Roetz for Burberry SS19

The iconic check
As a way of ushering in a new era for Burberry, Tisci reimagined the brands iconic check as a stripe, which was seen on blouses, shirts, a pair of shorts, and a number of other styles. Other prints included polka dots, leopard, crocodile, a unicorn motif, and even a hint of cowhide.

Riccardo Tisci’s First Collection For Burberry

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