‘In summer, in Britain, the beach is a place of democracy, of community. It is where people from all cultures can join together in simple pleasures. I wanted to translate that ideology – that emotion – to an entire collection. I wanted to express that spirit of togetherness and joy, that reality.

The collection is inspired by the beach as a place where humanity meets, a point where different worlds collide. That tension between dressing and undressing, between revelation and protection, underwear and outerwear, all feels relevant to now and part of Burberry’s modern DNA.

This season, we explored a new sensuality – a consciousness of the body. I was inspired by the liberation and openness of youth, of people embracing their bodies and revealing them – a pride in themselves, who they are, their identities. Their freedom. This feels modern, this feels right, and this feels Burberry.’ Riccardo Tisci, Chief Creative Officer

Community. Unity. Spirit. Burberry has always been fascinated by these notions, by openness and freedom, of connection and inspiration.

For his Spring/Summer 2023 collection, Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci draws inspiration from the British seaside – not cliffs, or sand, or shells, but rather the beach as a crux of society, a crucible of humanity. The beach as a point of convergence, where different worlds join and mix in a pure enjoyment of and communion with nature. The beach is a place of community, of liberation.

As a beach is a meeting place of diverse facets of society, the collection explores our different ideas and ideals of Britishness through dress – youth and experience, the intimate and the public, the raw against the refined. The mingling of contradictory sensibilities leads to energising contrasts in ideology and physicality.

The temperamental British weather and, in turn, the temperament of the British people, inspire an approach that celebrates notions of layering, of both concealing and revealing the body, of clothes dynamic in their potential for revelation. The body‑conscious lines of swimwear influence the silhouettes of elongated dresses and are carved into the garments themselves. Denims are sunburned and Burberry trench coats deconstructed to open spaces onto the body.

Fantasies of Britishness are reinterpreted, viewed with fresh eyes, different contexts and new realities. The incongruity of a Gothic figure fully dressed in black on summer sands; the surreality of an evening gown on the beach; a rose – the symbol of England – stripped to its thorns.

Inspired by the seaside and recontextualised within London – Burberry’s heart and home – this collection embraces the idealism and realism inherent in a quintessential British attitude.

The Burberry Spring/Summer 2023 runway show was accompanied by soprano opera singer Nadine Sierra and the London Contemporary Orchestra, performing a specially commissioned piece by Paul Mealor.

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Styling: Lotta Volkova
Make‑up: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Palau
Casting: Patrizia Pilotti

Styling: Lotta Volkova
Make‑up: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Palau
Casting: Federica Mennea

Production: Gainsbury & Whiting
Director: Partel Oliva
Lighting Designer: Thierry Dreyfus

The Spring/Summer 2023 show was accompanied by a live orchestral performance from the London Contemporary Orchestra performing works by composer, Paul Mealor, and accompanied by soprano, Nadine Sierra. The compositions were selected by Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci and Music Supervisor, Jemma Skidmore.

For the womenswear collection, models that walked the Spring/Summer 2023 show included Abény Nhial, Adele Ruboneka, Adit Priscilla, Africa Garcia, Aiden Curtiss, Ajok Madel, Alex Consani, Alice Cooper, Anok Yai, Anyiel Majok, Aubrey Hill, Ayuol Manyok, Barbara Valente, Bella Hadid, Bo Exters, Cai Guannan, Candice Shepstone, Canlan Wang, Catherine McNeil, Chenlu Xu, Claire Delozier, Dalton Dubois, Dominika Pikula, Edna Karibwani, Eline Veltman, Ella Rattigan, Ella Richards, Erin O’Connor, Fran Summers, Grace Cameron, Greta Bultmann, Haizhu Gu, Irina Shayk, Josie Beckmann, Kai Newman, Karen Elson, Kate McNamara, Kiki Willems, Laura Reyes, Lina Zhang, Linda Scutellaro, Loli Bahia, Louise Robert, Luo Yi, Mariacarla Boscono, Marin Céleste, Mika Schneider, Mila Van Eeten, Mona Tougaard, Naomi Campbell, Nina Pronk, Nyagua Ruea, Paula Meusgeier, Selena Forrest, Sora Choi, Stella Maxwell, Suzana Przulj, Tara Halliwell, Tinka Carleton‑Smith, Valeria Gomes, Victoria Fawole and Yilan Hua.
For the menswear collection, models that walked the Spring/Summer 2023 show included Adama Sidibe, Ben Mickleburgh, David Van‑Ess, Drew Gavin, Freddie Brosnan, Ian Ramirez Chopin, Ilian Bouafia, Khalil Ghani, Miles Gardner, Niclas Baker, Nozomu Ito, Omar Sowunmi, Paolo Roldan, Reuben Sam, Richard Riakporhe, Rowan Fuss, Sacha Eusebe, Taylor Bruce and Tommy Clasper.

Special guests in attendance included Ben Radcliffe, Bree Runway, Bright, Bruna Marquezine, Camila Morrone, Chloe Bailey, Daniel Kaluuya, Erykah Badu, Fireboy, Flohio, Gillian Anderson, Griff, Harry Lawtey, Headie One, Labrinth, Ladyfag, Lara Stone, Lena Waithe, Lori Harvey, Madeline Brewer, Mahmood, Maya Jama, Milly Alcock, Normani, Pa Salieu, Sabrina Elba, Sabrina Sato, Simone Ashley, Skin, Slim Soledad, Stormzy, Will Poulter, Winnie Harlow and Kanye West.

Carbon Neutral Events
To support Burberry’s ambition to achieve a net‑zero future, this presentation as well as all Burberry events, will be certified carbon neutral. To achieve this, measures will be taken to reduce the environmental impact of the event before offsetting any remaining emissions through Burberry’s Regeneration Fund.
Through the Burberry Regeneration Fund, Burberry supports a portfolio of carbon insetting and offsetting projects mapped to the footprint of its business.
Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, these programmes are helping restore natural habitats and biodiversity, improving carbon capture and enhancing local communities with skills and training.

Burberry’s Commitment to Sustainability
Burberry has substantially met all of its 2017‑2022 Responsibility strategy targets. Burberry is now carbon neutral across its own operations globally, all electricity usage is from renewable sources, and almost every product manufactured has a social or environmental benefit. Communities programmes through Burberry and The Burberry Foundation have also positively impacted over 1 million people around the world.  
Burberry is the first luxury fashion brand and one of the first companies globally to receive approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for its net‑zero emissions target. This validation confirms that the goals Burberry has set to reach net‑zero emissions by 2040 are based on the latest climate science and meet the urgent need to keep warming to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement. Burberry’s net‑zero target is underpinned by a series of commitments across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

Antonis Tsagronis
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