Burberry Spring 2020 - Runway Review
September 16, 2019
Burberry continues to advance, both technologically and aesthetically. Spring 2020 marked the Brit label's first-ever carbon neutral show -- the brand sharing, "we have offset our impacts, such as the flight of guests and build and production of the event, through VSC-certified REDD+ projects which prevent deforestation and conserve tropical rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon." For its designer, Riccardo Tisci, the progression also reflected in his designs.
"I feel ready to start exploring what's at the heart of this incredible brand," Tisci, after three seasons of growth, wrote in his show notes. Translation: lots of logos, lace and new takes on female empowerment that extends to suiting and sports uniforms. Over 20 massive white speakers onstage raged with rave music as Kendall, Gigi, Bella and former Burberry regular Agyness Deyn all took to the runway. From new headwear in the form of a deep-dip arched brim fashion over a baseball cap to safety goggle-like eyewear, even the Thomas Burberry family crest featured a unicorn galloping through it. Embroidered patches proclaiming "I am a unicorn" were even sewn onto garments.
Sportifs aside, there was plenty of super-smart tailoring for women; their sartorial fits, with the white bindings showing, and the emphasized use of gray jersey, used in tailoring, coats and elegant dresses. The collection stayed monochromatic for the most part... lace was his own deviation and it sparkled. The white lace dresses he showed alongside the feathered and be besparkled eveningwear had an air of haute couture.