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FLANNELS Five: The New Burberry Edit

FLANNELS Five: The New Burberry Edit

A storied history that encompasses explorers, aviators, the military and Royal Warrants makes Burberry the ultimate poster boy (or girl) for classic British style. But now, there’s a new kid in town, with Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, formerly of gothic-streetwear Givenchy fame, at the helm. His first hotly anticipated collection was debuted at London Fashion Week last year, and is dropping online now. Tisci is on a mission to reflect the whole spectrum of British life in his collections. The new season combines tried-and-tested heritage pieces with a heavy dose of British youth and subculture. He seems to get it – Burberry has always been adopted and reinterpreted by the British, from the ‘80s casuals to punks to the establishment. To celebrate a new era at the house, here are the best pieces of the season.

From left: sweatshirt Burberry, scarf Burberry, T-shirt Burberry

A red Burberry T-shirt with graphics and typography including a train ticket and words from Shakespeare's Richard II printed on it

THE TEE

Public transport meets Shakespeare with this graphic printed T-shirt from Tisci’s first Burberry collection. The designer’s modern, self-referential direction for the brand is a contemporary mark of class and sophistication, despite its youthful appearance.

A Burberry ruber parka with a detachable hood in beige

THE PARKA

Indulge your pioneering aspirations with this heavyweight rubberised parka. Modelled on archive pieces and perhaps not dissimilar from what explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton would have worn on his trips to the Antarctic, it’s nonetheless a directional piece for the modern urban adventurer.

BUrberry blue stripe shirt with built-in matching tie

THE SHIRT

A check with a sartorial history as rich and varied as Burberry’s needs no introduction, but the new stripe might. Taking inspiration from the brand’s aforementioned check, this new season shirt with in-built tie is the alternative formal piece to see you through the tricky transitional British springtime.

 Burberry logo detail nylon hooded jacket

THE HOODED JACKET

Not the trench you were expecting, eh? No-one can accuse us or Burberry of being predictable. This runway piece gives us a whole new way to appreciate the house through a modern but familiar garment and technical finishes and materials.

A pair of camel coloured Burberry cotton trousers

THE TROUSERS

A classic single pleat trouser in a slim cut with a belt attachment and D-ring detail. The norm-core silhouette and classic beige colour is a current obsession in fashion and another symptom of the trend for anti-fashion fashion. Wear with chunky dad sneakers and an oversized blazer, or err on the classic side with some well-cut tailoring and a shirt.