The Olympia London was a fitting space for the Burberry show on the last night of London Fashion Week. The colossal exhibition space which opened in 1886 – with its iconic filigree ironwork and glass arched roof – was a building that dominated the skyline of Victorian London (the period in which Thomas Burberry founded the maison). Flash forward to 2020 and the giant hall served as the perfect homecoming venue for the brand’s reigning chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci who spent his years as a student in London, eventually graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1999.
The show he put together – titled Memories and certified as carbon-neutral – was Tisci’s love letter to the brand’s heritage. There were the madras checks that referenced colonial India as well as the different permutations of the trench coats and gent-like tailoring. The guests that came to the church of Tisci, meanwhile, paid their respects by turning up in numerous interpretations of trench coats that Tisci has created over the seasons, toting the brand’s TB bag, as well as being decked out in a sea of camel brown. Browse above to see the pre-show madness outside the Olympia London.
Street Style Photos Rowben Lantion