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Burberry explores belonging and boundaries in AW22 show

Jeremy Lim
14 March 2022

Burberry returned to its hometown for its Autumn/Winter 2022 runway show, the British house's first runway show in front of a live audience in two years.

Presented in the heart of the London at Central Hall Westminster, Creative Director Riccardo Tisci unveiled his collection in a vast theatre, accompanied by a live performance from the London Contemporary Orchestra.

The first half of Tisci's co-ed offering was dedicated entirely to menswear, featuring traditional outerwear fused with more modern silhouettes, including the returning baseball cap. The same approach to outerwear was taken for womenswear, with traditional offerings infused with modern playfulness.

For evening wear, Tisci paid tribute to the "attitude of Britishness", and a tribute to change, with the signature Burberry trench reimagined as a floor length strapless evening gown.

Riccardo Tisci, Chief Creative Officer said: "It was important for me to explore what it means to belong, how our roots influence our identity and how the power of community and togetherness is what truly brings meaning to the world. Therefore, I wanted this collection to convey that intensity of feeling and to celebrate not only coming together, but the city in which we come together today; the city in which Burberry grew and established a family.

"To me, London is a place of dreams, a capital building on its heritage and unified by its diverse community and an attitude of moving beyond boundaries – of pursuing limitless potential. The collection embodies an intangible essence that is Britishness, a unique fusion of honouring the beauty of the past, whilst also remaining focussed on the future with thankfulness, hope and love."


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