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Your First Look at Daniel Lee’s Inaugural Collection for Burberry

Fur, feathers and florals for Fall 2023...

New Burberry is here, and if there’s one thing to be said from Daniel Lee’s debut, it’s that color remains an integral part of his design aesthetic. It started with the revival of the Burberry Prorsum equestrian knight, which appeared in Burberry’s new campaign in a bold, bright blue. That hue appeared throughout the collection, alongside other colors that will likely be Burberry’s new brand signifiers, like yellow and purple. Of course, the iconic Burberry check appeared throughout, on cozy outerwear in those exact hues and blown up on an exaggerated maxi plaid on knits.

“It’s change for me, change for the brand, and change for the positive thing.” -Daniel Lee

Burberry’s New Chapter

And just as important as the classic Burberry check this season? Florals. Lots of them; on outerwear, graphic tees, flowy dresses with rosettes, and more. As for the bags, they appeared as true accessories to the RTW, and from a first-look perspective, they look to be quintessentially British. Saddle-like crossbody bags in shades of purple, blue, and dark green appeared alongside maxi bags and carryalls outfitted with faux fur foxtails.

Overall, the collection feels inherently Burberry but still modern and fresh, with Lee re-exploring the traditional Burberry House codes through a new lens, something he has proven to do so well.

Take a look below at the collection images via Vogue Runway.

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Samantha
Samantha
1 year ago

It’s hard to see these bags due to dark backgrounds and poor lighting. The focus is more on the RTW.

Fabuleux
Fabuleux
1 year ago

No matter the designer, Burberry continues to be a big snooze. Though, this is a much more interesting snooze than the previous one.

Sheila
Sheila
1 year ago

I’ve loved Burberry for years and I’m so glad that Daniel Lee replaced Riccardo Tisci. I was initially excited about his designs but he strayed too far from Burberry’s heritage. I still miss Christopher Bailey but this is a huge improvement from Tisci. I can see myself shopping the RTW again.

dolcevita
dolcevita
1 year ago

In terms of RTW I think Lee did a great job of re-embracing the British heritage of the brand and updating their house codes for a modern audience. I especially like the slanted colorful plaid and the “English Rose” references/prints. Tisci is a talented designer but he wasn’t a good fit for Burberry (the collections strayed too far from the signature Burberry spirit IMO).

But in terms of the handbags… I don’t know, it’s hard to say from these photos since you don’t get a good look at them, but I’m not seeing anything that really stands out. Burberry really needs a blockbuster handbag or two (like what Lee did at Bottega with the Cassette) to really strengthen their standing in this area. I hope for their sake that Lee and his team can work their magic and come up with something. While I’m not a particularly big fan of Burberry I do want to see them succeed in this revamp as one of the pillars of the British fashion industry.

Summerstorm
Summerstorm
1 year ago

…I love a good hot-water bottle!

Just A Girl
Just A Girl
1 year ago

This collection reminds me of Dries Van Noten in the cut and pattern. Like Samantha, I wish the bags were more visiable.

Sandy
Sandy
1 year ago

I really like some of the jackets, a couple I would purchase. The bags as far as I can tell not so much.

Ela
Ela
1 year ago

What is up with the shoes? Not a fan of wearing bedroom slippers as street wear, and they give the whole collection a dumpy sick-day vibe.

Alamanda
Alamanda
1 year ago

for me.. Burberry is the stripe or not at all.

Terri
Terri
1 year ago

This collection is better than Tisci’s era (Tisci is talented nonetheless).
Is the hardware on the first photo a (equestrian knight) horse? If it is then it’s very creative!

husnain
husnain
1 year ago

nice

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
1 year ago

I like some of the ready-go-wear. However, there’s something that’s reading sloppy. Maybe it’s the styling or the sizing. I can’t pinpoint why it’s giving me that vibe.

ladyet
ladyet
1 year ago

My eye is on the clothes. Very British streetwear cool in a kind of old school looking way.

Jerri R
Jerri R
1 year ago

I hope that is fake fur