Tonight, Riccardo Tisci closed out London Fashion Week with his third collection for Burberry. From celebrity sightings to theme of the collection, below are a few takeaways from the evening.
1. Celebrities are back
Since taking over Burberry in 2018, there's been one noticeable difference about the Burberry shows—no celebrities. Burberry was always known for drawing scores of iconic British names like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Eddie Redmayne and many more. Even Riccardo Tisci himself was known for having a stellar front row while designing for the house of Givenchy, Kim Kardashian was often sitting front row.
This season, Tisci finally extended the invite to some famous fans and notable newcomers. We spotted British singer Dua Lipa, and boyfriend Anwar Hadid (whose sisters walked the show), and Euphoria's breakout star Hunter Schaffer. Spanish songstress Rosalia made her fashion week debut at the show— the singer recently hit the VMA's stage in custom-Burberry, so it was little surprise that she showed up for Tisci's show. R&B singer Brent Faiyez, British actress Naomi Scott, FKA twigs and Carla Bruni were all present for the Spring 2020 catwalk.
2. The collection's theme was "evolution"
Tisci continues to mine the archives to help shape the future of this new era at Burberry. "My first year at Burberry was about understanding and refining the new codification for the house. With that foundation in place, I feel ready to start exploring what’s at the heart of this incredible brand. Tisci wants to honor founder Thomas Burberry for the innovator he was, but also the dreamer and romantic.
As we've seen in the last two seasons, Tisci still presented two different sides to the Burberry story—the refined pieces for the woman who means business and the relaxed side for the streetwear enthusiasts. This season the transition felt a little more seamless as the business-ready monochrome suiting and neutral dresses made room for thigh-grazing shirt dresses and contrasting two-pieces.
3. Agyness Deyn returns
One of London's coolest models of the mid-aughts had been in runway retirement until tonight. The last time Deyn was seen on a runway was back in 2015 for Saint Laurent, she often worked with the former creative director Christopher Bailey during her heyday so it seems only right for her to make a return on the Burberry runway.
4. Kendall Jenner debuted blonde hair
After skipping New York Fashion Week, Jenner made her fashion month debut at the show with blonde locks. It's unconfirmed whether it's a wig or not, but we wouldn't be surprised if she got inspired by her best friend Bella.
5. Burberry does bridal?
When is a white dress more than just a white dress? There were a few noticeably romantic ivory dresses in the lineup that we could envision for only the coolest of brides, especially this white sheath with crystal mesh overlay and a feathered tail that invoked a unicorn vibe.
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