Announced via Instagram last week, chief Creative Director of Burberry, Riccardo Tisci shared his plans to collaborate with British designer, Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler on a new collection for the heritage fashion house.
Accompanying a black white picture shot by Brett Lloyd, the designer took the moment to share his love for Westwood. “Vivienne was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer…I am SO honoured to announce a new Burbs collaboration with the original British PUNK.”
“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,” said Tisci in a release. “She is a rebel, a punk, and unrivaled 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”.
Going back to the roots of the luxury fashion house, the collection will celebrate British style and iconic punk era pieces in a one-off project, set to be released in December. Part of the proceeds will go to Cool Hearth, a no-profit association that deals with climate change and fights for the protection of the forests.
“It’s a capsule collection, and still a work in progress. In effect, a tiny wardrobe, Westwood for Burberry,” said Kronthaler, adding, “Riccardo is really working hard to get his first Burberry collection together. He is very talented and I believe in this Brexit days this project shows everyone how fashion should and has to be”.
Tisci was first appointed Creative Director of Burberry in March of this year, succeeding Christopher Bailey.