Vivienne Westwood and Burberry have released the campaign imagery for their limited edition collaboration, which hits stores today.
An eclectic cast feature in the campaign, shot in London by David Sims, including Kate Moss, Sistren, Leonard Emmanuel, LadyFag, Josh Quinton, Andy Bradin, DelaRosa, Claudia Lavender, Marco Motta, Sashadavai and Jacob Shifrin as well as Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler.
The collection, which was conceived by Westwood, Andreas Kronthaler and Burberry chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci, celebrates British style and heritage and is inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s iconic collections.
Taking a unisex approach to all styles, the collection includes double-breasted jackets, tailored high-waisted trousers, a shawl-collar hugger jacket and a leather-buckled mini kilt, as well as a silk shirt with an oversized point collar, an oversized t-shirt, and boxer shorts with front pleats. Accessories include a beret, socks, tights, a tie and platform shoes.
The collaboration supports Cool Earth, a UK based non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change.
At the heart of the collection, is an oversized T-shirt dedicated to the charity, with a handwritten message from Westwood. She will also customise four exclusive items from the collection to be auctioned to raise further support for Cool Earth.
Tisci has shaken up the delivery schedule at Burberry since his arrival earlier this year to replace Christopher Bailey. At the centre of his new strategy is the idea of regular fresh drops of product and limited edition collaborations. He said that Westwood was one of the first designers to inspire him to become a designer himself.
“[…] when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something,” Tisci said. “She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.”
The collection is available from today in select Burberry stores and online. Prices start from £50 for socks.