Burberry presented its Pre-Fall 2021 collection designed by Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci. Inspired by Thomas Burberry’s connection with the outdoors, the collection explores familiar pieces and house codes fused with a sense of modernity.
This is my uniform for the outdoors. My love for all the contrasting elements of nature has been explored and reflected throughout this collection, combining the romance and beauty of nature with utility and practicality. I have been inspired by the rich heritage of traditional British dress codes and given them a fresh perspective: tempering camouflage prints to blend harmoniously within natural environments, combining them with structured tailoring and romantic florals, broderie anglaise details and references to the animal kingdom. This collection is about mirroring the natural environments within its dynamic prints, colours and textures.
– Riccardo Tisci, Chief Creative Officer
The collection celebrates kindred spirits, those who go beyond and explore the unknown, through juxtapositions: camouflage over trench coats and mesh bodysuits, as well as floral prints applied to field jackets, cargo trousers, short-sleeve shirts and jogging pants.
Women’s offering is inspired by the uniform of camouflage-print coat, pocket shirts and cargo trousers with exaggerated straps, a revisited trench, technical wool cape and leather collarless coat, corset dress, second-skin skirts, as well as a jumpsuit in wool twill, with exaggerated pockets and short-sleeved shirts with badge appliqués.
For evening, there’s a sequined gown with cut-out sleeves, a silk cady dress with a deep V-neck and box pleats, as well as a cut-out turtleneck dress worn with a reversible faux-fur car coat.
Men’s offering is a call to camouflage across outerwear, hoodies, cargo trousers and kilts, as well as the trench, parka and bomber jacket reworked in panelled florals, signature check coats and restyled English-fit suits with embroidered details.