‘Throughout my life, my mother has been this incredible force of nature. As a single parent, she raised me and my eight sisters with unfaltering purpose and pride. So, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and, in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity. They are not afraid to challenge expectations and I have always been in such awe of their determination. They are warriors. I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armour that captures its characteristic fierce aura. There’s an underlying attitude to the collection that’s very British; of being unique, eccentric and totally authentic in how you express yourself. This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength.’Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry sets out a bold interpretation of modern femininity; shedding archetypes and readdressing preconceptions. At its core, the collection carries a sense of unflinching pride and conviction. With a sense of fluidity, looks reinvent tradition, twist classicism and encourage freedom of expression.
The collection is a return to the animal kingdom, a Burberry house code. Trompe l’oeil prints and tactile faux furs play on the natural and the fashioned. The trench coat in bonded faux fur and leather, photographic fox print wool, and geometric intarsia. Reconstructed duffle coats in faux mink and wool. Unexpected adornment on hoods, and exaggerated pelt fringing. Evoking a sense of freedom, fluttering cape-sleeve dresses in colour block and animal print, and fluid unlined outerwear – as if moving in the wind. Flag intarsias on silk satin and tulle skirts, and reconstructed silhouettes with geometric panels and prints. Bold and bright. Re-inventing tradition, British tailoring classics are renewed with fresh purpose and confidence – a modern armour. A sharp-shouldered boxy blazer; tapered trousers with cut-out cuffs; and fringed and panelled longline shorts. The Burberry cape finds new expression, silhouetting the shoulders in magnified check cashmere, and spliced with a tailored jacket. A gleaming gold lamé trench coat with eyelet fringing, and draped silhouettes illuminated with hundreds of light- catching paillettes – evoking the colour and patina of the sun; the strength of feminine energy.
Discover the exclusive looks of the Burberry AW21 women’s collection worn by many international talents, Kendall Jenner, Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Sora Choi, Erykah Badu, Jessica Chastain and more