Collection inspired by the ‘great outdoors’ featured silk skirts and women but was entirely menswear
There were elegant pleated silk skirts and several of the models were women, but Burberry’s latest catwalk show – filmed in the brand’s empty and shuttered London flagship store and live-streamed as part of a digital-only London fashion week – was an entirely menswear collection.
In a Zoom call after the show, the designer Riccardo Tisci shrugged off any apparent contradiction as representing an outdated way of thinking about clothes. “Fluidity is a really important word to the younger generation,” he said. “They aren’t frightened of it, because they aren’t scared of their sexuality.”