Riccardo Tisci unpacks 50 shades of beige in his first Burberry Pre-Fall collection

For the Burberry Pre-fall 2019 collection, Riccardo Tisci didn’t stray far from the classic Burberry palette of beige, white, red, and black, all while concentrating on consolidating the message he laid out in his extensive debut show.

“I wanted this collection to be a continuation of the story I began to tell in September,” Tisci told press of his second line for the house. “I’m focusing on establishing our codes through archive prints, house colors and iconic outerwear, while cementing the new themes I set out last season, including the Thomas Burberry monogram, eveningwear and tailoring.”

In womenswear, variations on the trenchcoat abound, notably a fluid, drapey one, worn over wide pants, and another that is more like a sleeveless, tailored coatdress, with one of the season’s innovations on top—a soft padded wrap-shawl, printed with the Burberry logo.

Harrington jackets, puffer capes and tailored jackets all feature in multiple fabrications and colorways across menswear and womenswear. And, if you hadn’t previously appreciated the difference between archive beige, camel, warm taupe, pale fawn and warm honey within the muted spectrum, you certainly will now.

The TB bag, which was first introduced on Tisci’s inaugural Burberry runway, has stepped up a notch to include canvas and leather styles in varying hues, and a monogram leather style with a double chain strap. A new tote with a three-snap fastening, dubbed the Title bag, will also join Burberry’s accessories line-up in May.