The Vivienne Westwood And Burberry Collaboration Reimagines Vintage Checks For A Good Cause

Burberry and British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood have finally revealed their collaborative collection after announcing the news on Instagram back in July 2018.

 

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A unique collaboration between #Burberry and Vivienne Westwood. A limited-edition collection of reimagined styles from her legendary archive . Launching December 2018 . “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.” – Riccardo Tisci Portraits by #BrettLloyd of #VivienneWestwood #AndreasKronthaler and #RiccardoTisci. The collaboration is in support of @CoolEarthAction

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The campaign features an eclectic cast including Kate Moss, Sistren and Claudia Lavender wearing looks created from the partnership between Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, Vivienne Westwood, and her spouse Andreas Kronthaler.

Many of Vivienne’s iconic designs such as her classic double-breasted jackets, hugger jacket, mini kilt, lace-up platforms and beret are all reimagined in Burberry’s Vintage check design.

This is the first collaboration for Burberry under Riccardo Tisci who was appointed as the brand’s chief creative officer in March 2018.

“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,” said Riccardo.

Not only do we think that the collection is brilliant, but the collaboration will also support and promote Cool Earth, a non-profit organisation in the UK that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change, essentially protecting our ecosystem. How great is that!

An oversized tee shirt sporting a handwritten message from Vivienne is dedicated to the charity, putting the design at the heart of the collection. She will also customise four exclusive items from the collection to be auctioned to raise further support for Cool Earth.

Photo: Burberry/ David Sims

The full collection can be viewed on Burberry’s website.