As one of the London’s most iconic brands, Burberry has a rich history and an even greater archive of instantly recognisable pieces. When Riccardo Tisci took over as creative director of the brand earlier this year, alongside redesigning the logo and introducing a heritage monogram, he decided to launch a capsule collection championing all things Burberry.
From the Archive celebrates the brand’s 1980s and 1990s heyday, when British streetwear was all the rage and Burberry’s iconic check prints could be spotted on everyone from Princess Diana to Victoria Beckham. This nod to decades gone by, as well as the classic Burberry logo, gives the collection a perfectly retro feel, almost as though each piece is a hidden gem discovered in a vintage shop.
Featuring a mismatch of archive scarf prints and logos spanning several decades as well as designs found on documents and paperwork in Burberry’s London design studio, the collection is a journey into the essence of the brand. From sportswear-inspired sweatshirts to scarf-printed shirts to a black quilted jacket, the menswear offering has a wonderfully modern streetwear edge, while the women’s shirt dresses and printed knitwear are elegant and trend-led all at once.
There is something to discover for every Burberry fan and no better time to pick them up than now. With Tisci’s first full ready-to-wear collection landing in stores early next year, you can shop the best of the brand’s past before buying into its bright new future.