Riccardo Tisci

First impressions: Riccardo Tisci for Burberry SS19



Burberry ss19 by Jamie Stoker for Vogue International

First impressions of Ricccardo Tisci for Burberry SS19 aka New Burberry? I thought he was very smart to open on those super grown up, chic, gentlewomanly pieces. Gorgeous honey-coloured trench coats with silky pleat skirts and scarf-style blouses, worn with elegant leather waist bags and stilettos. So not what we expected!

I noted that the younger models struggled on those pin heels (well they have been wearing Nikes for the last five years) but the supermodels (Stella, Natalia, Mariacarla et al) walked with grace and purpose. There was a little bit of Burberry check, but executed in a nuanced, respectful way, rather than the brash check of last season. (more…)



Riccardo’s new Burberry vision



Burberry ss19 pre-collection iconic heritage classics

Ok I’m feeling this version of Burberry. Riccardo Tisci’s 3.0 vision of Burbs is youthful, cool, but classic enough not to alienate core customers like me.

“I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry,” he says of his Burberry ss19 pre-collection images. (more…)



What will Burberry 3.0 with Riccardo Tisci look like?



Riccardo Tisci to Burberry

Well, I wasn’t expecting this! I was really hoping for Phoebe Philo at Burberry, but it appears the rumours that she’s not going anywhere else following her Celine departure are true. So news broke today that Riccardo Tisci will replace Christopher Bailey as chief creative officer of Burberry from 12th March.

It will be a relief for the internal teams. Having a directionless brand is not good for morale, and Tisci certainly has form for reinvention and strong, decisive branding. (more…)



Trainer news: Tom Ford, Adidas Stan Smiths, Nike RT, retail wars



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We’re not even two weeks in and it’s already shaping up to be another good year for sneaker heads.

First, the surprise appearance of trainers (in thrice waxed leather or white velvet!) at Tom Ford’s AW14 menswear presentation. In fact the whole Tom Ford collection was casualised (below), so posh trainers aren’t too out of place…

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