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The Burberry and Vivienne Westwood Collection Has Officially Dropped

Burberry announced a collaboration with Vivienne Westwood back in July 2018 via an Instagram portrait of Riccardo Tisci, Westwood, and Andreas Kronthaler. In November, the brands revealed a glimpse of the limited-edition collection of re-imagined British heritage pieces. A mini kilt and lace-up platforms in Burberry’s vintage check both set social alight, while the new logo of both brand names merged together – Burberry in black and Vivienne Westwood in red – presented a predictably punk twist to the collab.

Now, the collection and campaign have dropped. Shot in London by David Sims, the cast of brand friends is nothing short of blockbuster. Kate Moss, Sistren, Leonard Emmanuel, Josh Quinton, Andy Bradin, Claudia Lavender, Marco Motta, Sashadavai and Jacob Shifrin all model the unisex pieces alongside Westwood and Kronthaler.

Among the iconic Westwood designs, including double-breasted and hugger jackets, is an oversized T-shirt with a handwritten message from Westwood. Proceeds from the wardrobe basic will support the rainforest charity Cool Earth, and Westwood will also customize four exclusive items from the collection to be auctioned to raise further support for the charity.

“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,” Tisci said in a statement announcing the union, which marks his first collaboration at the helm of the house. “She is a rebel, a punk and unrivaled 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.”

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