Agyness Deyn makes runway return at Burberry spring 2020 show

Agyness Deyn made her runway comeback at Burberry’s spring/summer 2020 show on Monday.The British model, who is known for her platinum blonde crop and punk-inspired style, made a surprise appearance at creative director Riccardo Tisci’s latest presenta…

Agyness Deyn made her runway comeback at Burberry’s spring/summer 2020 show on Monday.

The British model, who is known for her platinum blonde crop and punk-inspired style, made a surprise appearance at creative director Riccardo Tisci’s latest presentation as part of London Fashion Week. Her last runway gig was in 2015.

Partway through the spectacle, Deyn walked the catwalk in white trousers, a striped shirt, and a classic Burberry trench which was dotted with crystal embellishments.

Speaking to Vogue about the gig, the 36-year-old explained that it felt natural to be back in the Burberry fold, especially as she had worked with former artistic head Christopher Bailey a number of times.

“It just made sense to me,” she told the fashion publication. “I had a very good relationship with the house when it was under Christopher and I feel honoured to walk for Riccardo. I love what he has done with it.”

Deyn had fronted advertisements for Burberry after launching her career in the early 2000s and was the face of the label’s fragrance, The Beat.

However, after many years at the top of the fashion industry, the model announced in 2012 that she was retiring and planned to embark on an acting career. She has since gone on to land roles in films such as 2016’s The White King and 2018’s Her Smell.

For the Burberry presentation, Tisci offered up a mix of outfits influenced by the label’s heritage pieces, sharp separates, tailored suits, and oversized striped hoodies.

Other models to feature in the presentation included Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner, who had dyed her signature brunette locks blonde for the event.

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Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry line to first drop at Barneys New York

America’s iconic Barneys New York department store will be the exclusive home of Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry collection Kingdom.The fashion house has chosen to release Tisci’s eagerly awaited line in the U.S. first on Wednesday (06Feb19), before ro…

America’s iconic Barneys New York department store will be the exclusive home of Riccardo Tisci’s debut Burberry collection Kingdom.

The fashion house has chosen to release Tisci’s eagerly awaited line in the U.S. first on Wednesday (06Feb19), before rolling it out globally later in February.

Tisci joined the English heritage brand in March 2018, succeeded long-time head Christopher Bailey in the role.

He showed off his first designs at London Fashion Week in September, with the brand now gearing up for the collection to finally hit shelves.

“Changing the way our customers experience Burberry is a key part of our strategy to transform the brand, and evolving our presence in the U.S. is critical to achieving this,” Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s chief executive officer, told WWD. “We want to create a consistent luxury experience across each and every one of our consumer touch points that reflects, and amplifies, Burberry’s new creative vision. Much of this work is now complete in the U.S. and our wholesale partners have been incredibly supportive.”

Kingdom will be available at Barneys’ Madison Avenue and Beverly Hills stores, as well as Burberry’s 57th Street flagship and the Spring Street store in New York.

Gobbetti praised Barneys as an “influential partner,” while Jay Bell, executive vice president, general merchandise manager of the women’s department at Barneys New York, said the store had long been a supporter of Tisci.

“We have collaborated on some groundbreaking partnerships in the past, and we were extremely excited when we found out he was joining Burberry,” he said. “Burberry is an iconic brand, and Riccardo has interpreted its DNA through his visionary lens, establishing a new chapter for the house.”

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Riccardo Tisci unveils debut campaign for Burberry

Riccardo Tisci has finally unveiled his first campaign for Burberry.The Italian fashion designer, who formerly helmed Givenchy, was announced as the new creative director for the English heritage label in March 2018, succeeding Christopher Bailey. Tisc…

Riccardo Tisci has finally unveiled his first campaign for Burberry.

The Italian fashion designer, who formerly helmed Givenchy, was announced as the new creative director for the English heritage label in March 2018, succeeding Christopher Bailey.

Tisci presented his debut collection for Burberry during London Fashion Week last September, with the line featuring reinvented takes on the brand’s classic trench coat and check print, and on Thursday (24Jan19) he dropped the images from the accompanying marketing, with the photos including a diverse range of models such as Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova and American-Sudanese star Anok Yai.

“The thing that excites me the most about Burberry is how inclusive it is – it appeals to everyone no matter their age, their social standing, their race, their gender. So, when I was thinking about my first campaign here, I knew I wanted to work with a collection of collaborators to help interpret the breadth of what this incredible heritage house represents to so many different people – from the millennial to the mature, to the British and to the international,” the 44-year-old said in a statement. “They are images that have the confidence to stand on their own, but it’s when they are assembled together that they truly bring the diversity, the eclecticism, the inclusivity and the beauty of Burberry to life.”

Tisci called on photographers Nick Knight, Danko Steiner, Hugo Comte, Colin Dodgson, Peter Langer and Letty Schmiterlow for the campaign, with the other models cast including Stella Tennant, Fran Summers, Claudia Lavender, Rianne van Rompaey, Irina Shayk, Sora Choi, Darani, Matteo Ferri and Joe Plunkett.

One image depicts two male models posing in sharply tailored suits while carrying brown Burberry umbrellas, while another closes in on Shayk, who is sporting a light brown shirt and bright red lipstick.

“Being involved in Riccardo’s first campaign for Burberry is such a monumental moment for me, it’s wonderful to be taken under Riccardo’s wing, and an honour to work with a creative genius like him. This campaign is a significant moment for me and my career, and I am proud to be a part of it,” the 33-year-old Russian model added of the project.

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Riccardo Tisci: ‘Fashion went too far with streetwear’

Riccardo Tisci believes that the popularity of streetwear means that nobody recognises “real design” anymore.The designer succeeded Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry in March 2018, having previously worked as creative director of…

Riccardo Tisci believes that the popularity of streetwear means that nobody recognises “real design” anymore.

The designer succeeded Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry in March 2018, having previously worked as creative director of Givenchy from 2005 to 2017. Tisci presented his first collection for Burberry during London Fashion Week last September (18), recruiting models such as Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Natalia Vodianova to showcase his tailored spring/summer 2019 offerings. And the 44-year-old was keen to make an elegant debut in order to make Burberry accessible for women who feel excluded by the ever-popular streetwear trend.

“I was one of the pioneers who brought streetwear into fashion,” he proclaimed in an interview with British Vogue. “But typical of fashion, we went too far and now nobody recognises real design. You don’t only have young kids looking to buy clothes – what about ladies who want to look classic, who want to look chic?”

Tisci’s debut collection was full of pussybow blouses, crisp dresses and a range of the brand’s signature coats, and going forward, the Italian fashion mogul is determined to strike the balance between history and evolution.

“I want to sustain the Burberry heritage, but I also want to go with the times, with modernity,” he explained. “I want people to come to Burberry and buy a beautiful trench, a beautiful car coat, a beautiful suit, a beautiful evening dress, beautiful trainers. Not just one product; I want to make it more open, more democratic.”

And most importantly, he will maintain a sense of Britishness – “an attitude, a strength, a confidence and a freedom.”

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Cara Delevingne tapped to front Dior lipstick campaign 

Cara Delevingne has been announced as the new face of Dior’s Addict lipstick line.The supermodel has been tapped to front the campaign for the label’s lipstick collection called Dior Addict Stellar Shine, which has been conceived by creative and image …

Cara Delevingne has been announced as the new face of Dior’s Addict lipstick line.

The supermodel has been tapped to front the campaign for the label’s lipstick collection called Dior Addict Stellar Shine, which has been conceived by creative and image director Peter Philips and launches in March (19).

Cara, who also fronts Dior’s Capture Youth line, has previously collaborated with other beauty brands including Yves Saint Laurent Beaute, Burberry Beauty, and Rimmel London.

Earlier this year, the 26-year-old became the face of Burberry’s latest fragrance Burberry Her, which is the first scent under the leadership of chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci, who succeeded Christopher Bailey in March.

Cara has also teamed up with friend and popstar Rita Ora to front a global anti-bullying campaign called I Will Not Be Deleted for Rimmel London, which is supported by award-winning charity The Cybersmile Foundation. Its title refers to all the times bullying victims have removed pictures, or deleted nasty comments aimed at them, on social media.

“The comments are the things that should be deleted, not the posts,” she explained in a recent chat with WWD. “No one should have to change who they are because of someone making a comment. The people who make the comments are the ones who have to change.”

Though the British fashion star is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry today, she is not immune from online abuse, and would often go out of her way to seek out specific comments.

“I spent a lot of time looking through stuff at the beginning of my career, looking for people to hate me because I probably didn’t like myself at the same time,” Cara admitted. “But the worst thing is, is that you kind of get used to it. I’m used to seeing it, and now I laugh it off.”

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Diane von Furstenberg to design Claridge’s Christmas tree

Diane von Furstenberg is spreading some festive magic with her latest design job – creating the Christmas tree at London landmark Claridge’s.Following in the footsteps of former tree designers Karl Lagerfeld, Christopher Bailey and Domenico Dolce and S…

Diane von Furstenberg is spreading some festive magic with her latest design job – creating the Christmas tree at London landmark Claridge’s.

Following in the footsteps of former tree designers Karl Lagerfeld, Christopher Bailey and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Diane will be behind the hotel’s 2018 offering.

“Christmas has always been a truly special time of year at Claridge’s and we are delighted to welcome Diane to spread her creative magic this year,” Paul Jackson, Claridge’s general manager, stated. “We really can’t wait to see her vision for our tree.”

This isn’t the first time Diane has teamed up with Claridge’s, as in 2010 she revamped some of the hotel rooms and suites.

At the time, the Belgian fashion star heaped praise on the British institution, which is situated just a stone’s throw away from London’s famous Oxford Street.

“One of my fondest memories was when I was in London as a young, independent businesswoman and stayed at Claridge’s,” she said. “I knew I had made it. To me, Claridge’s is the most glamorous hotel in the world; I regard it as my home away from home. I am honoured to become part of the hotel’s legacy and rich design history.”

While she’s remaining tight-lipped on her tree design, it has been revealed it will be a celebration of “all aspects of life and love”, and will be unveiled on 27 November.

It marks the ninth year Claridge’s has enlisted a collaborator to work on its famous tree. John Galliano, Alber Elbaz, Kally Ellis, Jony Ive and Marc Newson have also all designed the festive fern.

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Cara Delevingne praises Burberry for ‘following her beliefs’

Cara Delevingne has maintained an ongoing relationship with Burberry because the brand shares her beliefs.The jobbing model made her breakthrough when former chief creative officer Christopher Bailey cast her in the label’s spring/summer 2011 campaig…

Cara Delevingne has maintained an ongoing relationship with Burberry because the brand shares her beliefs.

The jobbing model made her breakthrough when former chief creative officer Christopher Bailey cast her in the label’s spring/summer 2011 campaign, after scouting her while she worked part time in the office of fashion website ASOS.

She’s since starred in numerous Burberry campaigns and walked in many catwalk shows – including Bailey’s final collection during London Fashion Week in February (18). And as the label has become more active in issues like equal rights and sustainability, Cara is more than happy to represent Burberry.

“They follow what my beliefs are. I don’t like to work with brands who I don’t have the same beliefs as, or share the kind of determination and drive and love, whether its equal rights or sustainability,” the 26-year-old explained during an interview with Allure. “It’s important for me to have a paralleled direction of where you’re going with a brand.”

Cara is adamant that big-name brands should engage in world issues because, “people look and people listen and people pay attention”.

Her latest project with Burberry sees her front the campaign for its new fragrance, Burberry Her.

And the fashion icon is a big fan of the scent and says the London-based brand has managed to bottle the heart of the city.

“I think the fact that it mixes florals with a masculine element brings to mind androgyny and London and cool,” she smiled. “It makes it young but quite eclectic as well. You can put just a drop behind your ear and that’s enough to get someone to notice it, or, you can cover yourself — which I do love to do sometimes — and it’s overpowering but in the best way possible.”

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Riccardo Tisci’s debuts new Burberry era at London Fashion Week

Riccardo Tisci put a new spin on old classics as he made his debut for Burberry at London Fashion Week on Monday (17Sep18).It was the most hotly anticipated presentation of the London segment of Fashion Week shows, and Italian designer Tisci, who becam…

Riccardo Tisci put a new spin on old classics as he made his debut for Burberry at London Fashion Week on Monday (17Sep18).

It was the most hotly anticipated presentation of the London segment of Fashion Week shows, and Italian designer Tisci, who became one of most revered names in the industry during his time at Givenchy, did not disappoint with the first collection for the English heritage brand post-Christopher Bailey.

Sticking to a muted palette for spring/summer 19, Tisci paraded numerous reworked versions of Burberry’s classic trench coat, including one featuring no buttons down the front, one, modelled by Kendall Jenner, adorned with gold ring detailing, and another, worn by Irina Shayk, which featured the new Thomas Burberry monogram printed onto a scarf that was attached to the jacket under the arms.

“I used to not be a very ‘trench’ person. I have never done trench coats and now I am obsessed,” Tisci told journalists after the show. “When you discover all the changes and development of trench in history, you are like, ‘Wow, it started as something for a man to represent his country.’ Then what it became today: Who doesn’t have a trench in their wardrobe?”

He also reimagined Burberry’s famous checked print into the co-ed show, though kept the new monogram design to a minimum.

Moving on from the more classic pieces, the 44-year-old worked cowhide and leopard print pieces into the collection, and added a punky aesthetic, no doubt a nod to his upcoming collaboration with Vivienne Westwood, in the form of a bustier dress, a pair of grey jeans, and a slip dress decorated with images of Victorian women, emblazoned with the lyrics of the Sex Pistols.

“When I came (to London in the ‘90s) I was very shy, very scared of life,” he shared. “I wanted to express myself but I couldn’t. England gave me the punch, so therefore, in England, I feel at home.

“I was obsessed with all the things that England has got. You’ve got the Queen and punk, the skinheads, the Victorians, the freaks.”

London Fashion Week wraps on Tuesday with shows from Richard Quinn, Zandra Rhodes and the Victoria, Victoria Beckham presentation.

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Riccardo Tisci unveils new Burberry monogram

Riccardo Tisci has unveiled a new Burberry logo.The Italian designer succeeded long-time Burberry employee Christopher Bailey as the English brand’s chief creative officer in March (18) and has been busy making his mark on the heritage label, known for…

Riccardo Tisci has unveiled a new Burberry logo.

The Italian designer succeeded long-time Burberry employee Christopher Bailey as the English brand’s chief creative officer in March (18) and has been busy making his mark on the heritage label, known for its famous check print, ever since.

As well as helping to boost sales before he’s even brought out a collection, Tisci has now shared a brand-new monogram for the label.

Uploading a number of snaps to his personal Instagram account, as well as Burberry’s page, the 44-year-old showed off a red and honey coloured TB logo in tribute to label founder Thomas Burberry.

“TB @burberry #newera,” he wrote next to an image of the logo.

“Past | Future. Thank you #petersaville #beginning,” he captioned another, thanking graphic designer Peter Saville.

On the official Burberry account, emails from Tisci and Saville were also shared and indicated to followers how eager the designer was to create a new brand identity.

“Riccardo, so pleased we will be working on the new logo with you,” Peter wrote, to which the former Givenchy head replied: “Peter, Very exciting! Do you think you can do it in four weeks?”

“Riccardo, four weeks! You just be crazy. You need four months for a project like this!” he wrote back on 28 March, not long after Tisci’s appointment.

A few days later, Tisci touched base to tell Saville he’d been inspired by Burberry’s archives, “especially a logo from 1908 and a Thomas Burberry monogram”, which he described as “very contemporary”.

In a separate email thread, dated 3 May, Tisci shared the final layout for the monogram pattern, meaning the project only took just over five weeks to complete.

“Fantastic!” Saville enthused. “The red and honey is a strong combination.”

Tisci will present his debut Burberry collection during London Fashion Week in September.

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Burberry and Opening Ceremony release capsule collection

Burberry has joined forces with Opening Ceremony on a rainbow-filled collection.Following Christopher Bailey’s final Burberry collection earlier this year (18), which heavily featured rainbow print – a symbol of the LGBTQ community – new creative offic…

Burberry has joined forces with Opening Ceremony on a rainbow-filled collection.

Following Christopher Bailey’s final Burberry collection earlier this year (18), which heavily featured rainbow print – a symbol of the LGBTQ community – new creative officer Riccardo Tisci appears to have also embraced the emblem, using the colourful symbol across sweaters, T-shirts and hats for a capsule collection with Opening Ceremony, the label and retailer founded by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.

Speaking about the concept, representatives for Opening Ceremony explained that they were inspired by a party they once attended in Ukraine.

“We travelled to Kiev, Ukraine to explore and experience the city’s growing underground rave community. The young Ukrainian partygoers – curious, romantic, and pure – welcomed us with open arms, allowing us to capture their uninhibited state and sense of adventure,” they said in a statement. “Dressed in pieces from the Burberry FW18 collection and our own exclusive capsule, the ravers-turned-models danced the night away and left us with unforgettable memories and a night to remember.”

The famous chequered print from the English heritage label is also used throughout the new line, including on a shirt which has blue writing scrawled over the top and a collared jacket.

Bailey’s Burberry print hat, which included a strip of rainbow print, is also modelled on Opening Ceremony’s website, along with other pieces from his fall/ winter 2018 offering.

And tapping into the rave culture theme, oversized T-shirts and sweaters, all with a ’90 feel, are available with the Burberry logo written across the front in block lettering. Padded gilets and lightweight cagoules also feature.

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