Designer Riccardo Tisci draws on memories of London as a student for second show
A Burberry show is about acting out what Britishness looks like, on the stage of London fashion week. France and Italy each have multiple powerhouse brands, but as the only British fashion brand listed on the FTSE100 index, Burberry stands for Britain. “To me Burberry isn’t just fashion, it’s everything about British life. It pretty much represents a country,” the designer Riccardo Tisci said backstage on Sunday after his second Burberry show.
Tisci, who was born in Italy and spent much of his career in France, is bringing to Burberry the theatrical bent that made his Givenchy shows appointment-viewing at Paris fashion week. Following Kingdom, his debut show in September, his second Burberry outing was named with an equally Shakespearean flourish as Tempest.