Last night, British luxury fashion label, Burberry debut their Spring/Summer 2021 collection digitally via a livestream hosted by legendary R&B singer Erykah Badu, supermodel Bella Hadid and many more. The show was broadcast on multiple platforms, including Twitch (a popular livestreaming platform commonly used by the gaming community) and was filmed in the great outdoors.
With a collection titled, “In Bloom”, Chief Creative Officer at Burberry, Riccardo Tisci was heavily inspired by nature. “It began with a thought of British summertime; embracing the elements with a trench coat on the beach mixing with the sand and the water,” Tisci explained, “I envisioned the people of this space, like the lighthouse keeper, and a love affair between a mermaid and a shark, set against the ocean, then brought to land.” This storyline can clearly be seen in the graphic prints on some of tops and trench coats that featured blue waves, sea creatures and a psychedelic lighthouse.
Grounding these vibrant and modern prints is the colour palette that used different shades of blue to signify water, earth tones, translucent whites similar to the foam that is produced when waves crash on the shore and bright orange that resembles the sun. The motif of circles and chain-mail is sprinkled throughout the collection, signifying the circle of life and how connected we all are in the eyes of nature. As Tisci put it, “Everything is circular.”
Check out every single look from this collection below: