Set within the Burberry London flagship—the curtain-clad Regent Street store in Mayfair—visionary British artist Shygirl introduced the presentation with an original spoken-word performance as Mother Nature.
“This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength”, said Tisci. And a celebration of strength it certainly was. Burberry’s distinctive character and codes were galvanised as fresh symbols for the strong woman of today.
From fluttering capes and references to flags, the collection was greatly inspired by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century; but all finished with a homage to Mother Nature. By blurring the lines of modern femininity and masculinity, the autumn/winter 2021 collection proved that the two can coincide on the same runway. “It’s very sexy, I think, but without being vulgar. Femininity is something I really wanted to achieve at Burberry when I arrived, because it’s a very masculine company,” said Tisci.
Watch the full Burberry autumn/winter 2021 womenswear presentation below: