The classic Burberry gets reimagined with a young and vibrant twist in the recent Burberry F/W 21 collection. The British fashion house showcased its collection on Monday through digital platforms across Instagram, YouTube, and its official website.

The presentation explored a new environment within Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store in London where it was reconfigured as a wandering terrain.

Riccardo Tisci at the Burberry Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear Presentation

“For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together,” said Riccardo Tisci.

The Burberry F/W 21 presentation saw Tisci debuting his first menswear-only collection with Burberry close to three years since his appointment as the brand’s Chief Creative Officer.

Escape To Fashion

Titled “Escapes”, the menswear collection gently subverts and reinvents fashion rules, while taking inspiration from modern explorers and trailblazers. Burberry’s F/W 21 collection promotes freedom of expression with garments that are simultaneously constructed for functionality and practicality.

“This collection is an homage to the relationship between humanity and nature, where we can break free and come together to discover new forms of expression,” continued Tisci. “It’s for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection.”

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A twist on classic details

Tisci’s intentions were showcased as the models punctuated the runway with sleek and contemporary pieces that feature elements intrinsic to the brand – bringing a fresh perspective to their classics. Traditional trench coats are refreshed with pleats, panels, and fringes that are engineered to reflect motion and activity. Duffle coats are updated in striped wool with reconstructed pockets, and cropped silhouettes with bullion fringing and bold printwork.

Tailoring is re-energised with a twist on classic details. Case-in-point: exaggerated lapels on slim-fit jackets worn with split tailored shorts over metallic mesh cycling shorts.

Inspired by the outdoors

Accessories in the collection act as a continuation of outdoor inspiration, paying homage to nature and animals. Deer motifs inspire the silhouette of knitted beanies. Sneakers on the other hand are stacked atop moulded soles sculpted to resemble hooves. Bags are reimagined with sartorial and hiking influences.

(Images: Burberry) 

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