Vivienne Westwood and Burberry are causing a riot with their latest campaign which launches today. Lensed by David Sims, the campaign features supermodel Kate Moss, as well as other subversive talents who are leading revolutions of their own. Nightlife fixture and writer LadyFag makes an appearance, as well as Sistren, a group of self-described “sister-friends” who tackle issues like fuckboys and self-love in their podcast.
It’s Westwood’s rebellious spirit that drew Burberry’s chief creative officer, Riccardo Tisci, to her for the brand’s first partnership under his direction.
“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. 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,” Tisci said in a statement.
For the collection, the designers decided to take a unisex approach across all of the styles. All of Westwood’s “iconic designs” including “double-breasted jackets, a hugger jacket, and a mini kilt, to lace-up platforms and a beret” were all redone in the Burberry check’s image. But, at the core of the collection is Westwood and Burberry’s partnership with Cool Earth, a UK-based non-profit that aims to end rainforest deforestation. The two created a graphic tee, which reads “Cool Earth has a plan to save the rainforest.”
Shop the collection here now.