Unveiled in London – Burberry’s heart and home – the Spring/Summer 2023 collection celebrates community, unity and the spirit of Britishness.
‘The collection is inspired by the beach as a place where humanity meets, a point where different worlds collide.”Riccardo Tisci
‘In summer, in Britain, the beach is a place of democracy, of community. It is where people from all cultures can join together in simple pleasures. I wanted to translate that ideology – that emotion – to an entire collection. I wanted to express that spirit of togetherness and joy, that reality. The collection is inspired by the beach as a place where humanity meets, a point where different worlds collide. That tension between dressing and undressing, between revelation and protection, underwear and outerwear, all feels relevant to now and part of Burberry’s modern DNA.
This season, we explored a new sensuality – a consciousness of the body. I was inspired by the liberation and openness of youth, of people embracing their bodies and revealing them – a pride in themselves, who they are, their identities. Their freedom. This feels modern, this feels right, and this feels Burberry.’ – Riccardo Tisci, Chief Creative Officer .
fter almost five years, Riccardo Tisci has decided to step down as Chief Creative Officer and leave Burberry at the end of this month. His Spring Summer 2023 collection, presented this week in London, was his last for Burberry.
Riccardo Tisci said: “Burberry is a very special place with a magical past and a very promising future. The chapter I was asked to write in its long story is one that I am incredibly proud of and one I have decided would culminate with my show on Monday. I thrived to continue a legacy of innovation, and consistently championed for creativity and diversity, in order to always keep Burberry moving forward. I want to thank my teams, past and present, and the army of collaborators and friends who helped me write a chapter that I hope will stay in Burberry’s future for years to come.”
Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO, commented: “Riccardo has played a pivotal role in repositioning Burberry. He has enhanced our creative language, modernised and elevated our product offer and brought a new generation of luxury customers to our brand. On behalf of everyone at Burberry, I would like to thank him for his creative leadership and wish him the very best for the future.”
Directed by Partel Oliva
Music performed by Nadine Sierra and London Contemporary Orchestra
Styling by Lotta Volkova
Make-up by Pat McGrath
Hair by Guido Palau
Set Design by Paul Simpson
Watch the full show at Burberry.com