Riccardo Tisci has been making waves before even debuting his first ever collection at Burberry. What you've probably glimpsed thus far are the house's revamped monogram and logo, the work of British art director and graphic designer Peter Saville—known for creating the vinyl sleeves for Joy Division and, most recently, also a logo reboot over at Calvin Klein.
In Burberry territory, Saville onboard saw the logo given a modern upgrade; a removal of the ubiquitous knight on his stallion to ensure that the emblem on both Burberry's iconic trench coat and that of the other ready-to-wear pieces, would be in harmony.
Monogram wise (yes, the one that's been plastered on beach umbrellas in New York, inflatable Teddy Bears in London, trams in Hong Kong and even skyscrapers in Shanghai), is nothing short of a loud hailer to people the world over that Tisci is now very much in the house. It is at once his greeting card, but too, a clever visual cue in honour of the brand's founder, Thomas Burberry, by incorporating his initials into the design.
The Italian-born designer certainly isn't resting on his laurels ahead of his debut, what with his rummaging through Burberry archives looking to meld its Brit sensibilities with his dark, romantic inclinations, and the enlisting of Vivienne Westwood—one of Britain's greatest living designers—for a collaboration capsule collection set to launch this December.
Now, much has been said about the man and his work pre-show, but the best is yet to come—tune in to the live stream above.
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