‘B Classic’ Burberry tease from Riccardo Tisci

Following his appointment at the luxury British fashion house, the anticipation for Riccardo Tisci’s debut collection for Burberry has been one of excitement to say the least.  So with him already working on his debut collection, Tisci has released a teaser of things to come on his instagram account from the pre collection called ‘B Classic’.  The collection is a celebration of Burberry through a carefully selected edit of the iconic pieces synonymous with the brand: the trench coat, the quilted jacket the poncho and the kilt.  Of the collection Tisci said “I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry.  ‘B Classic’ is an edit that I’ve curated to honour the icons of the House – pieces like the trench coat, the quilted jacket, the car coat, the kilt – which sits at the heart of the SS19 pre collection designed by the fantastic Burberry design team.”  Tisci took over from Christopher Bailey in March of this year with one standout line from Burberry’s announcement notes that Tisci’s “skill in blending streetwear with high fashion is highly relevant to today’s luxury, Riccardo’s creative vision will reinforce the ambitions we have for Burberry and position the brand firmly in luxury”.  Riccardo Tisci will reveal his full collection for the brand in September 2018.  
See Riccardo’s teaser on his Instagram account Here
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Riccardo Tisci – Designer

Kim Jones to leave Louis Vuitton

After 7 years at the helm of Louis Vuitton menswear Kim Jones has announced this coming Thursday’s AW18 show will be his last show as Creative Director for the house.  Since being appointed in 2011, Kim Jones has been a trailblazer at Louis Vuitton, transforming the menswear brand with collaborations with British artists Jake and Dinos  Chapman and tie-ins with streetwear brand Supreme.  “It has been a huge privilege to work with Kim,” said Michael Burke, Vuitton’s chairman and chief executive officer, praising the designer’s “ability to set trends” and talent. “All of us who have been fortunate to work with Kim wish him continued success in his next venture.”  Rumours are already abound that Kim replace Christopher Bailey at Burberry following his departure in March, although Kim has yet to produce a womenswear line.  
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Kim Jones – Designer

 

Phoebe Philo to exit Céline

After 10 years as Creative Director of the Parisian luxury brand Céline, designer Phoebe Philo is to step down.  The British designers final show will be the SS18 show set to take place in Paris in March.  In a statement from the brand Philo said “Working with Céline has been an exceptional experience for me these last 10 years. I am grateful to have worked with an incredibly talented and committed team and I would like to thank everyone along the way who has been part of the collaborations and conversations. It’s been amazing.”  Philo joined Céline in 2008, after a tenure at Chloé, and over the 10 years has redefined how women dress, from revitalising the Stan Smith trainer she wore at the end of her catwalk shows, to turning out leather ‘it’ bags with ease as well as her famously edgy campaigns in collaboration with Juergen Teller.   Rumours of her next role include a possible move to Burberry.

 

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Phoebe Philo – Designer

 

Burberry to host exhibition celebrating British Photography

To celebrate the September 2017 Collection, Burberry are to introduce a photography exhibition, to take place at there new show space ‘Old Sessions House’, Clerkenwell, London.  The show is curated by CEO Christopher Bailey, the director of Claire de Rouen Lucy Moore and co-curated by British photographer & Burberry collaborator Alasdair McLellan.  The show, entitled ‘We Are Here’ will include over 30 social and documentary photographers including Ken Russell, Matin Parr and Shirley Baker.  Christopher Bailey launched the exhibition on Instagram saying “When we started thinking about curating Here We Are, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved – one which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours. It has been an extraordinary privilege to gather together this collection of photographs, that have influenced me so much over the years”.  The exhibition will also include a special celebration of the work of Burberry collaborator Alasdair McLellan, exhibiting his largest collection of photographs yet.  
Exhibition runs Sept. 18th to Oct. 1st
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Alasdair McLellan – Photographer