The Ultimate British Fashion Collaboration? Vivienne Westwood Meets Burberry

A celebration of BRITISH FASHION awaits as BURBERRY invites VIVIENNE WESTWOOD to collaborate on a LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTION

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An unlikely pairing is set to team up this year as Queen of British punk Vivienne Westwood has joined with iconic heritage brand Burberry to create a limited-edition collection of reimagined styles from Westwood’s extensive archive.

Ricardo Tisci, Burberry’s new chief creative officer who will show his first collection for the brand this September, has long been a fan of Westwood’s work: “Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself, and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something.”

The collaboration, which will arrive in December, will be in support of Cool Earth, a rainforest charity that works alongside communities against deforestation and its impact on climate change.

Speaking about Westwood, Tisci went on to say: “She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.” What can we expect from the collection? While no details have been announced as of yet (other than that it will include reimagined styles from Vivienne Westwood’s archives from when she first launched in 1971) if there are two things that both brands agree on they are two key staples of British design; heritage checks and trench coats, both of which feature heavily in Burberry’s and Vivienne Westwood’s repertoires. We’re imagining a tartan check trench coat with safety pin closure – too much for Burberry? Or just enough to attract Westwood’s loyal customer? We’ll have to wait and see …

Síomha Connolly

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