When Burberry hired Riccardo Tisci as it’s creative officer, it was expected that he would leverage his large social following to promote diversity and inclusiveness, themes that have been pillars of his past work, and his first collaboration lives up to those expectations. On accepting the job, he said:

“I have enormous respect for Burberry’s British heritage and global appeal” 

This statement, whilst respectful of the brand’s history, suggests a broadening of the label’s sphere, directly in line with Tisci’s first move to collaborate with Vivienne Westwood, known for her artistry, activism and cultural significance

The two will collaborate on a limited-edition collection of re-imagined British heritage pieces set to launch in December 2018. Upon announcing the collab, Tisci said:

“Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.”