Growing up in Stockholm, Sweden Burberry was a depiction of how the British upper class dressed. Burberry-tartan, the traditional trenchcoats, the tailored silhouettes. I was oblivious of the turn the brand took during the 2000's, the era of the WAG and label-love. Suddenly the brand that had once been a symbol for a posh elite had to pull the once iconic checkered cap as it became a symbol for a group of people it did not want to be represented by (a touchy subject, talking about exclusion within fashion).
For years I feel like the brand has been dormant, keeping it's cards close to it's chest and relying on trusted classics within their collections. With Riccardo Tisci a new era has dawned on the luxury brand. The Italian designer has breathed new life in to the classics, but also caused a raised eyebrow or two as he incorporates a more kitsch take on a mix between old and new - Tailoring and streetwear.
Some of my personal favourites from the 134 looks (both menswear and womenswear) that strutted down the catwalk in the old abandoned posthouse were those that combined the more traditional Burberry DNA with Tisci's own flair. They followed a colour scheme I very much link with the brand, but still had this essence of a more youthful Burberry-woman. So, if anyone has a couple of thousands to splurge - Could you consider getting me the trench with attached silk scarves, the leather skirt and silk shirt, or at least the bum bag?