Riccardo Tischi’s Fall/Winter presentation is “a love letter to women”
In Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 21 show Femininity, creative director Riccardo Tisci presents his own interpretation of modern femininity channeled via his personal and visual identity. The show was set in London at Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store and featured an original spoken word piece by British artist and musician Shygirl.
Adding a twist to the expected feminine silhouette with bolder, oversized outerwear and clothing geared towards a post-pandemic life Tisci wanted to create a “love letter to women” who possess incomparable strength and aren’t afraid to stray from tradition. As the models stomped down the beige backdrop runway to the blaring music, this vision is clearly translated in the details of each piece offering symbols of optimism and conviction.
Aiming to reinvent tradition, the looks consisted of fur coats, skin-tight sequined dresses, shoulder cuts, and plenty of adjustable straps and lamé tops along with classic Burberry motifs, intarsia logos, sharp lines, and animal prints just in time for more time spent outdoors.
“I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armor that captures its characteristic fierce aura,” Tisci commented. “There’s an underlying attitude to the collection that’s very British; of being unique, eccentric and totally authentic in how you express yourself.”