The Burberry Resort 2020 collection runs through nearly every shade of personality imaginable, female and male, from sexy sophisticates in slinky, drapey caramel trenches to logo-crazed pieces. Riccardo Tisci’s drive for Burberry includes a spectrum of demographics he’s represented here, unconventionally for a brand lookbook, in a series of different setups.
Clothing and accessories show a more detailed focus on the design with glamour on the one hand, streetwear on the other. Classic British tropes of horse blankets, ponchos, trenchcoats, and military trouser suits are given a luxurious spin for grown-ups—the type of women who definitely live in heels rather than English country wellies.
It’s an advance on the bourgeois looks Tisci first allocated to the ladylike segment of the collection—pulled-together but more relaxed, less reliant on vintage quotes, with an interesting recurring “scarf-line” detail giving drape and fluttering volume to sleeves on blouses and dresses. For evening, there are elegant, impeccable tuxedos.
Followers will recognize the Tisci-isms in the printed shorts and tracksuits and the oversize puffer silhouettes, now accessorized with various graphics, some of which spell out the Burberry headquarters’ address on cross-body bags on chains.