The much-awaited collaboration between the Queen of Punk, Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry was recently unveiled via several social media channels of the co-collaborators. The collection’s campaign showcases ageless faces portraying head-to-toe ensembles of the old Burberry check with an essence of raw 90s.
Kate Moss was the face of the campaign shot by David Sims, flaunting Burberry check shirt with coordinated print high waist pants. Another group of influential faces were the creators of podcasts about the stories of queer black women called the Sistren, wearing punk-inspired knee-high socks, mini kilts and bucket bags.
The collection takes a unisex approach while creating a “union of punk and tradition” as per Tisci. The iconic Westwood pieces right from berets to lace-up platform shoes and kilts were re-imagined in the Burberry check.
The capsule also benefits the nonprofit organization Cool Earth as Westwood will release four customized t-shirts that will be auctioned with the proceed going for the aid of Cool Earth. The campaign encompasses Musician Leonard Emmanuel wearing an oversize t-shirt with the slogan “Cool Earth has a plan to save the rainforest.”
The collection will be retailed at prices from 55 pounds for a pair of boxer shorts to a maximum of 1,150 pounds for a double-breasted jacket, from the brand’s website as well as stores
Tisci will also be hosting his first Burberry party on Friday, which will take place on the King’s Road, the former punk hub and site of Westwood’s first store.