Updated: Nov 2
By Camryn McLen
Although London Fashion Week was scheduled to take place from Sept. 16 through Sept. 20, some rescheduling was done after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. As a sign of respect, many designers canceled or rescheduled their fashion shows for a later date.
Burberry was one of them.
On Sept. 26, Riccardo Tisci, the chief creative officer at Burberry, presented the brand’s spring/summer 2023 collection in London after it was originally supposed to be shown on Sept. 17.
The spring/summer collection included several different types of looks for both menswear and womenswear. Nonetheless, Tisci still incorporated the signature Burberry look such as including the iconic trench coat as well as the iconic plaid pattern.
Also featured in the collection were different types of cutouts used in a variety of looks. The cutouts in the jumpsuits and dresses were all over on some pieces and on the sides and on the front of some of the dresses. The cutouts in the jumpsuits were at the top of the pants, making them look like chaps.
Another prominent part of the show was the use of mesh and lace in a few of the designer’s looks. The mesh material was used for tights, jumpsuits, bodysuits and dresses. Some of the looks that contained lace gave the pieces more of a lingerie feel to them, though most of those looks were layered and not worn alone.
A lot of Tisci’s looks involved blue denim and a darkened version of their plaid pattern. He used a lot of bright colors as well, using them for monochromatic suits and lace slip dresses.
A few of the men’s looks contained multiple colors, but compared to the rest of the collection it sort of resembled streetwear. While they looked intricate, they didn’t necessarily match the rest of the collection.
Toward the end of the show, the last few looks were more elegant, containing black off-the-shoulder and floor-length gowns as well as a couple of suits with double-breasted jackets.
Many stars were in attendance at the show as well. Guests included Kanye West, Normani, Labyrinth and more. Some of the celebrity supermodels included in the show were Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid, Stella Maxwell and Irina Shayk.
Some notable looks from the show included high-waisted maxi denim skirts, a diamond bralette and bodysuit, cutout jumpsuits that resembled chaps on the bottom half, and oversized monochromatic suits.