Burberry x Vivienne Westwood launches: punk meets heritage once again

Burberry x Vivienne Westwood launches: punk meets heritage once again

Burberry has released its limited-edition collection with Vivienne Westwood, alongside a campaign by David Sims.

Vivienne Westwood and Burberry have lifted the veil on their collaboration, with the release of their joint campaign that’s filled with an array of new and old faces dressed in head-to-toe vintage Burberry check. Shot by David Sims, the campaign features a series of raw, candid portraits.

Kate Moss poses in a check shirt and matching high-waist pants; Sistren, a group that creates podcasts about the stories of gay black women, are in mini kilts, knee-high socks and bucket bags all recreated in Burberry check, while musician Leonard Emmanuel wears an oversized T-shirt with the slogan “Cool Earth has a plan to save the rainforest.”

The idea for the limited-edition collaboration, Riccardo Tisci’s first, was to take a unisex approach and create a “union of punk and tradition” by re-inventing some of Westwood’s most famous pieces – from berets, to lace-up platform shoes and kilts – using a vintage variation of the Burberry check.

Burberry’s chief creative officer and Westwood also came together to support the non-profit organization Cool Earth. Westwood plans to customize four T-shirts to be auctioned off with funds going towards supporting Cool Earth.

The collection is available on the brand’s website and stores, with prices ranging from £55 for a pair of boxer shorts to £1,150 for a double-breasted jacket.

See the full collection on the Burberry site here.

Burberry x Vivienne Westwood
Photography David Sims

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