On July 6th, 2018, a collaboration between two of Britain’s most iconic pillars of fashion was announced via Instagram and since then we have been dying for more details. Burberry and Vivienne Westwood are arguably the two most treasured, emblematic brands of the UK and they are joining forces to “honor British style and heritage.”
The labels took to social media with portraits by photographer, Brett Lloyd of all three collaborators. The images of Riccardo Tisci, Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood’s husband and Creative Director of her brand, announced the capsule collection.
Tisci, Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer says of his collaborator, “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. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivaled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am incredibly proud of what we will be creating together!”
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A unique collaboration between #Burberry and #VivienneWestwood. A limited-edition collection of reimagined styles from her legendary archive. Launching December 2018. “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. 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.” – #RiccardoTisci Portraits by @brett_lloyd The collaboration is in support of @coolearthaction @Burberry @RiccardoTisci17 @viviennewestwood #viviennewestwood #Andreaskronthaler
Westwood by herself signifies British fashion culture, which is something Burberry has been attempting to recreate. Tisci, after taking creative control in March, states, “I have enormous respect for Burberry’s British heritage and global appeal.” What better way to tap into said heritage than to collaborate with the “undisputed queen of British fashion?”
Burberry and Westwood have been teasing us with glimpses of these long-awaited British-heritage pieces. A mini kilt in Burberry vintage check pattern and a pair of lace-up platforms were recently unveiled on their Instagram stories.
The logo signifying the collaboration as recently been released as well. Westwood’s logo in red and Burberry’s in black displays the punk aesthetic of our dreams.
Proceeds of this union will go towards the non-profit organization Cool Earth, which fights to protect our rainforests.
The collection is due to drop December 6th, 2018, and will be available online and in select stores. More details will come closer to the launch date. We’ll be waiting.