Riccardo Tisci who held the role of Creative Director at Givenchy from 2005-2017, where he designed haute couture, womenswear, menswear, leather goods and accessories was announced as Chief Creative Officer at Burberry on 12 March, directing all Burberry collections from the fashion house’s headquarters in London.
Tisci presented his debut collection for Burberry with a show that paid homage to the individuality, eccentricity and inimitable attitude of Britain. In front of an audience of creative industry, friends and family, the Spring/Summer 2019 collection for men and women, called “Kingdom”, was unveiled at a new show venue in Vauxhall, South West London.
The new collection celebrates the diversity and the heart of England – the melting pot of creativity and style traditions from the punk and rebellious, to the formal and refined, all co-existing together. Capturing the breadth of what British culture represents today, the collection defines the visual language and lexicon for Burberry through new house codes and accessories.