With appearances from the likes of Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Agyness Deyn, who made her return to the runway for SS20Burberry
Over the course of the last few days we’ve seen Dilara Findikoglu stage a mass, winter-summoning ritual, Ancuta Sarca debut her wild kitten heel and sneaker hybrids as the newest member of the Fashion East fold, and Simone Rocha take over an abandoned theatre at Alexandra Palace as part of the SS20 London Fashion Week schedule. Tonight, it was the turn of Burberry, as Riccardo Tisci presented his latest collection for the iconic British house. Here’s everything you need to know.
THE SHOW WAS CARBON NEUTRAL
Following hot on the heels of Gucci, a post to Burberry’s IG earlier this afternoon revealed this season’s show would be entirely carbon neutral. “We have offset our impacts, such as the flights of guests travelling to London specifically for the show and the build and production of the event,” the statement read. According to the label it will be donating to a number of causes and projects which prevent deforestation and conserve parts of the Amazonian jungle.
THE SET WAS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE
As the show started a black curtain raised to reveal a scaffolded structure, inside which were a series of enormous speakers. The haunting soundtrack came courtesy of the likes of Burial – though whether or not it was played through the speakers we cannot confirm.
AGYNESS DEYN RETURNED TO THE RUNWAY
The iconic Mancunian model and muse’s fashion appearances are somewhat sporadic these days, but obviously a turn on the Burberry runway is too good an opportunity to pass up. Also on the model line-up were the likes of Freja Beha Erichsen, Gigi Hadid, and Fran Summers, as well as new blondes Bella and Kendall.
BONNETS ARE BIG FOR SS20
But these are not just ordinary bonnets – they’re Burberry bonnets. One part visor and one part baseball cap with a dash of The Handmaid’s Tale mixed in, the futuristic headpieces were worn with ruffled lace prairie dresses bearing Burberry patches and embroidery, heritage print silk shirts, oversized jersey tracksuits, and rugby-style tops alike. In fact, one even came with a crystal encrusted face mask, for those days when you just can’t face facing anyone. Mood, tbh.
THE COLLECTION WAS A NOD TO THE FUTURE
…that also paid reverence to the past, as Tisci, now in his third season, continues to remix and rework existing house codes as the creative director of the storied British house. “This is a collection inspired by our past and dedicated to our future. It’s the evolution of our Burberry kingdom,” he explained.