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Burberry Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Runway Show ‘Kingdom’ was revealed on the runway at London Fashion Week on September 17, 2018.
Burberry Spring/Summer 2019 collection is Riccardo Tisci’s debut show. He took over from Christopher Bailey in 2017 who has worked for Burberry the past 17 years.
The collection incorporates beige, black, white, caramel, blush, camel, chocolate, orange, cherry red and faint mint tones. Punk elements and prints are also widely used along with leather mini skirts, passports around the model’s necks, profile photo or Peter Saville’s Thomas Burberry monogram. Shiny sunglasses, silk scarf flowing over the waist of the models, chain square waist bag hanging at the waist, sneakers and oversized poncho, tape pump or the new handbag are elements in the show. The sword-like umbrella behind the male model, the oversized waist bag and the bicycle chain lock also appeared on the waist of a male model.
The new creative director Riccardo Tisci retains the classic style of the brand while incorporating the modern and youthful elements. As a luxury brand with a traditional British style, it emphasizes the noble design of the British tradition and is currently being transformed by a new idea.
Backstage and Details of Burberry Spring/Summer 2019 Collection ‘Kingdom’ Runway Show at London Fashion Week
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Riccardo Tisci (Italian pronunciation: [rikˈkardo ˈtiʃʃi]; born 1974) is an Italian fashion designer. He studied in Italy at the Design Istituto d’Arte Applicata in Cantù until the age of 17, and then graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins Academy in 1999. In 2005, Tisci was given the title of creative director for Givenchy Women’s haute couture and ready-to-wear lines. In May 2008 he was additionally named as menswear and accessories designer of the Givenchy men’s division. In March 2018, it was announced he had been appointed chief creative officer of Burberry, succeeding Christopher Bailey.
Tisci’s apparent fascination with Gothic touches (dark, languid dresses for fall couture) and space-age minimalism (one ready-to-wear show featured white-clad models drifting around a sterile-white sphere) has drawn new attention to the Givenchy brand. Reviews and output so far have been mixed and inconsistent, but many, including influential fashion critics (such as Cathy Horyn of The New York Times and Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune) have honed in on Tisci’s conceptual leanings.