The power mash-up of Vivienne Westwood & Burberry, the first collaboration for Burberry under its newly appointed Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, is now available in select Burberry stores globally and online.
To celebrate the collaboration the dynamic duo has released a campaign lensed in London by none other than David Sims. The cast includes a Burberry icon since David Lipman and team were at the helm of creative in the first relaunch since dropping the ‘s’ in Burberry’s, Kate Moss. Fellow cast mates include Sistren, Leonard Emmanuel, LadyFag, Josh Quinton, Andy Bradin, DelaRosa, Claudia Lavender, Marco Motta, Sashadavai and Jacob Shifrin as well as Andreas Kronthaler and the icon Vivienne Westwood herself.
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, Burberry Chief Creative Officer
The collaboration also includes a shared vision to support and promote a cause close to both Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci, Cool Earth, a UK based non-profit organization that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. At the heart of the collection, is an oversized T-shirt dedicated to the charity, with a handwritten message from Vivienne. She will also customize four exclusive items from the collection to be auctioned to raise further support for Cool Earth.
Cool idea all the way around, and let’s all hope we a little bit of inspiration from Vivienne Westwood & Burberry, we can all do our part to keep things as cool as the collaboration.
Photos Courtesy of Burberry | David Sims
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