When Riccardo Tisci took over Burberry earlier this year, the luxury brand faced a historic overhaul that saw Tisci's creative impulse give birth to a new Burberry logo, a buzzy debut collection that combined Tisci's personal aesthetic with the brand's trademark nova check, and a 24-hour Instagram-only pop-up shop. Today, for his latest act, Tisci unveiled the long-awaited Burberry x Vivienne Westwood mash-up.
Shot by legendary British photographer David Sims and featuring a diverse cast of familiar faces like Kate Moss, Sistren, Lady Fag, and more, the joint capsule collection harkens back to Westwood's punk heydey, as Tisci reimagines the British designer's most iconic pieces in Burberry's classic print. Make no mistake: this ain't your grandpa's Burberry.
The collection slashes the classic Burberry trench coat in half to create a cropped shawl-collar jacket and a teeny-tiny mini skirt and kilt. Westwood's signature silhouettes—from the double-breasted jacket updated with wool fabric and a sharp, exaggerated collar to a button-down check shirt with an oversized pointed collar and high-waisted trousers—are all dipped in Burberry's nova check. Even Westwood-style platform heels, printed tights, socks, and a wool beret are apart of the capsule collection.
Westwood and Burberry also co-designed a graphic t-shirt with a handwritten message from Westwood herself emblazoned on the back that reads "Cool Earth has the plan to save the world." Proceeds from the collection will benefit Cool Earth, a UK based non-profit organization that collaborates with rainforest communities to combat deforestation and climate change.
Shop the entire Burberry x Vivienne Westwood collection at burberry.com