London Fashion Week is fully in the swing of things, with Burberry presenting its first ever carbon neutral show today. On Instagram, the brand shared “we have offset our impacts, such as the flights of guests traveling to London specifically for the show and the build and production of the event, through VSC-certified REDD+ projects which prevent deforestation and conserve tropical rainforest in the Brazilian Amazon.”
“I feel ready to start exploring what’s at the heart of this incredible brand,” wrote Riccardo Tisci to his audience at today’s show. For Burberry’s new-ish designer, that heart pulses with logos, lace, and new takes on soft power that extend to suiting and sports uniforms. But the action wasn’t limited to the runways. Here’s what else you need to know about the historic show, including Kendall Jenner’s major hair transformation.
It was a fashion sound bath
Riccardo Tisci dropped the beat—literally—with over 20 massive white speakers right onstage. The elevated rave theme continued in the audience, where dance queens (and their kings) like FKA Twigs, Rosalia, Dua Lipa, and Anwar Hadid all sat front row across from New York party priestess (and Alexander Wang BFF) Ladyfag.
The cast was all star
Kendall, Gigi, and Bella all took the runway, with Anwar Hadid looking on from the audience. But fashion die-hards in the audience seemed most excited by the return of Agyness Deyn, a former style supernova from northern England whose Punky Brewster persona made her a blog star before Instagram. Also spotted: Irina Shayk on the catwalk and Lily Aldridge in the audience.
The lads wore lace
Among Tisci’s most exciting details: white lace basketball shorts with a matching top, worn by a dude in Burberry slides and white tube socks. Sure gender is a construct, but usually it’s illustrated through girls in suits, not boys in frills. We stan.
The baseball hats were on steroids
Do you want a cap that’s half Yankees and half Jacquemus? Look no further than Burberry’s new headwear, with an arched brim that dips so low, you can shield your face from both paparazzi and UV rays. (As one does…)
The glasses from chem class are in
Steal your science goggles from AP lab? Keep them handy—the eyewear at Burberry was an upgraded version of safety specs—but if you want the hardware store or college science hall version, it’s a rather inventive swap.
And if you wear it, you’re a unicorn
Thomas Burberry’s family crest (which he designed himself) had a unicorn galloping through it. Today in London, Tisci made the magic more explicit: embroidered patches proclaiming “I am a unicorn” were sewn onto garments—presumably by fairies and singing birds.