Creative Director Riccardo Tisci Launches ‘Friends and Family’ Burberry Creative Series

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LONDON, ENGLANDBurberry’s Chief Creative Director Riccardo Tisci is bringing some friends onboard to collaborate on his Burberry pre-collections with a new creative series called “Friends and Family.” His first collaborator will be Lea T, a close friend of the designer who has featured in Burberry campaigns, and who walked the spring 2021 runway show.

This series is about a celebration of identity, style and family. I wanted to explore a different experience bringing my collections to life, so I have decided to open up my pre-collection to a new creative voice each season, someone special to me, who inspires me and whose unique creativity surrounds me in my personal life,” Tisci said.

Creativity means freedom, and it is about empathy and communication with others. It is your voice, your identity, something inside you [that] you want to share with others. So, I was excited about the conversation that would happen when our creative worlds come together and see how their interpretation of my identity comes to life,” he added.

Lea T will contribute to the fall 2022 pre-collection, which will launch in January. “Lea is my family, my love, not only someone so connected to animals and nature, but also someone who is able to balance fierce femininity and an effortlessly gentle romantic softness,” Tisci said.

The designer plans to partner with “inspiring creatives from unexpected backgrounds” for each pre-collection. The creative partner will be asked to interpret the Burberry identity established since Tisci joined the house in 2018. The person will style the pre-collection with the aim of bringing “a personal creative identity” to each one.

Photos Credit: Courtesy of The Fashion Awards

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