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Burberry's Tisci Eyes ‘Modern Armor’ for Winter Womenswear

Burberry's Tisci Eyes ‘Modern Armor’ for Winter Womenswear

Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 - 18:00
Models strutted in an array of outerwear adorned in faux fur as well as block-colored dresses with fluttering fringes and cape-like sleeves. (Burberry)

Capes, flags and helmet-like hats dominated the Burberry catwalk on Wednesday in what designer Riccardo Tisci described as a “modern armor” collection for women this winter.


In a runway presentation filmed at the British brand’s flagship London Regent Street store, models strutted in an array of outerwear adorned in faux fur as well as block colored dresses with fluttering fringes and cape-like sleeves.


There were also tops and skirts with flag intarsias or boldly colored geometric prints, boxy jackets, fringed shorts and tapered trousers, with cuffs at the ankles.


Tisci, who joined Burberry in 2018, put capes on the back of jackets, dresses and coats - including the label’s trademark trench. One version came in shiny gold lame’.


The autumn/winter 2021 womenswear line called “Femininity” paid tribute to “the indomitable force of Mother Nature and the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century”, according to show notes.


“Throughout my life, my mother has been this incredible force of nature ... so, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and, in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity,” Tisci said.


“I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armor that captures its characteristic fierce aura ... This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength.”


Tisci accessorized the looks, which came in mainly earthy tones mixed with dabs of bright colors, with oversized bags, tight stretchy sock boots and hats reminiscent of helmets.


Wednesday’s presentation follows February’s unveiling of Tisci’s first menswear-focused collection for Burberry during London Fashion Week.


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