Burberry introduces its Autumn/Winter 2022 Pre-Collection, designed by Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci.
“I wanted to explore a different experience bringing my collections to life, so I have decided to open up my pre- collection to a new creative voice each season. Someone special to me who inspires me and whose unique creativity surrounds me in my personal life.
Creativity means freedom and it is about empathy and communication with others. It is your voice, your identity, something inside you which you want to share with others. So, I was excited about the conversation that would happen when our creative worlds come together and see how their interpretation of my identity comes to life.
I am thrilled to announce Lea T as my first partner for this new creative series debuting with the Autumn/ Winter 2022 pre-collection. Lea is my family, my love, not only someone so connected to animals and nature but also someone who is able to balance fierce femininity and an effortlessly gentle romantic softness. This series is about a celebration of identity, style and family.” Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
The Autumn/Winter 2022 Pre-Collection is the first in the new creative series, Friends and Family. Riccardo Tisci will be partnering with inspiring creatives from unexpected backgrounds for each Pre-Collection. In a true celebration of togetherness, style and family, the creative partner will interpret the Burberry identity established since Tisci joined the house, styling the collection and bringing a personal creative identity to each show. For this collection, Riccardo partnered with Lea T who is a long-standing collaborator and a part of the Burberry family. She has featured as a model in Burberry campaigns and walked the Spring/Summer 2021 runway show.
The collection delves into the outdoors. Signature outerwear is refreshed in new oversized silhouettes with reconstructed details – inspired by a youthful and fresh interpretation of classic utility and exploration styles. This is seen on silk twill short-sleeve shirts, wool skirts and T-shirts featuring the new British Isles, mirrored globe and Monogram map prints. There is a continuation of the freedom of the British craft movement in the fluidity of dresses and geometric prints on jackets, overshirts and jumpers.