The much-awaited collaboration between luxury houses Vivienne Westwood & Burberry is finally here. The collection takes on punk and heritage, rebellion and tradition, the past and the future as Westwood returns to her legendary archive and re-envisions it in the iconic Burberry check.
“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,” Burberry’s new chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, said in a press release. “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.”
Kate Moss appears in the David Sims-shot campaign for the collection, wearing the oversized collar silk twill shirt.
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Introducing #VivienneWestwoodandBurberry . #KateMoss wears the Vintage Check Silk Shirt, shot by #DavidSims. Click link in bio to shop now . A new collaboration in support of @CoolEarthAction #RiccardoTisci #VivienneWestwood #AndreasKronthaler . Cool Earth projects contribute to rainforests producing over 68 billion litres of water each year
Aside from joining two of the most storied British fashion brands, the collaboration serves another purpose: to support Cool Earth, a UK-based non-profit organization that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. The slogan shirt, below, shows support via a hand-written message from Vivienne Westwood saying, “Cool Earth has a plan to save the rainforest.”
As expected, the historic collection is luxury priced, with prices ranging from $70 to $1,590. You can shop the items now on Burberry’s online store.