Ricardo Tisci has confirmed Burberry will be collaborating with iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood.
Vivienne Westwood, founded in 1971, shares Burberry’s British heritage, to which the eponymous designer brought a strong punk inflection. “Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself,” Tisci said. “She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. When I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something.”
According to the Business of Fashion, the limited-edition collection will launch in December 2018 and consist of reworked styles from Vivienne Westwood’s archive. Tisci took the creative helm at Burberry, replacing Christopher Bailey alongside chief executive Marco Gobetti, who joined the company in July 2017 from Céline.