Burberry may be headed in a new direction—thanks to designer Riccardo Tisci, who just made his highly anticipated debut at the house—but there are some things that never change. The show has always served as a launching pad for modeling talent, and it continued to excite today with the latest generation of stars. For the Spring 2019 collection, dubbed Kingdom, Tisci and casting director, Adam Hindle sent more than 100 beauties down the runway, and though certain moments are sure to fuel headlines—Kendall Jenner’s catwalk return among them—the real story lies in his creation of a cohesive Burberry squad.
Supermodels like Natalia Vodianova, Irina Shayk, Freja Beha Erichsen, Jourdan Dunn, Mariacarla Boscono, and Stella Tennant may have drawn the biggest reaction from the audience, but the show was anchored by emerging talents—from opener Johanna Theresa to Burberry first-timers like Klarice Hall, Anok Yai, Naomi Chin Wing, and Charlotte Rose Hansen. Throw in the presence of hunky male models like Marco Pickett and law student Daniil Dmitriev, who wore the much-discussed “why did they kill Bambi” shirt, and you have a lineup worthy of such a buzzy collection.