The clothes themselves felt bright and optimistic. A gold lamé trench coat with eyelet fringing sat alongside colourblock cape-sleeve dresses and a sharp-shouldered bright red boxy blazer that made for a perfect return-to-work power look.
The themes of outdoor adventures and the 20th century British arts and crafts movement that inspired Tisci’s recent menswear show were continued via boldly coloured flags reworked into body-con dresses, silk and satin skirts and ramble-ready chunky scarves. The classic Burberry cape was reimagined in magnified check cashmere, spliced with a tailored jacket.
Footwear came by way of second-skin sock boots in check, monogram and heart-print stretch tulle which had soles moulded to resemble deer hooves. Tisci introduced all-new arm candy via the Flag bag, a soft tote with metallic fringing that came in sequin-embellished silk and smooth lambskin annotated with Thomas Burberry’s initials, while the supersized messenger bag he introduced in the AW21 menswear show, made a comeback in faux fur and shearling.
As we all look to inject some more power into our post-pandemic wardrobes, Tisci delivered a confident and celebratory collection for a brighter future.