Riccardo Tisci Taps Vivienne Westwood For First Burberry Collaboration

Back in March, it was announced that Riccardo Tisci would be the new Chief Creative Officer at Burberry, in a surprise move from the British fashion house. Now, in a sneak peek at what Tisci’s Burberry will look like, the designer’s first collaboration for the brand has been revealed—and it’s with another iconic British designer: Vivienne Westwood.

Photo: Brett Lloyd

Burberry and Vivienne Westwood’s limited-edition collection will feature reimagined iconic styles from Burberry’s archive that celebrate British heritage and style. Proceeds from the collection will support Cool Earth, a non-profit organization working to save rainforests.


In a statement from the brand, Tisci explained the significance of the collaboration and revealed how Westwood inspired him to pursue a career in fashion design:

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“Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivaled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.”


Westwood’s husband Andreas Kronthaler, who currently designs the main Vivienne Westwood collection, is also taking part in the design process of collaboration. He appears alongside Dame Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci in the photos announcing the special collaboration.

The Burberry x Vivienne Westwood collaboration is set to launch in December 2018, three months after Tisci’s inaugural runway collection for Burberry debuts at London Fashion Week. And with the contrast between Vivienne Westwood and Burberry’s take on British heritage fashion, it’s sure to be a collaboration for the books.

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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US