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Burberry's Riccardo Tisci tapped Edie Campbell for first standalone menswear show

Cover Media logo Cover Media 23/02/2021
Edie Campbell holding a sign posing for the camera © Provided by Cover Media Edie Campbell

Edie Campbell was one of only a handful of female models to take part in Riccardo Tisci's presentation for his first standalone Burberry menswear collection on Monday.

The show, held during London Fashion Week at Burberry's flagship London store in Regent Street, was live-streamed, with Edie joined by two other women, all dressed in altered versions of menswear designs.

Talking about his inclusion of three females, Tisci explained his thought process.

"They are very strong women - and they're not there just because I wanted to put girls in the show, but also because I've learned that, at Burberry, women buy womenswear, but they also buy the men's," he mused, reports British Vogue. "I found that very interesting - and I am a veteran of that idea, of championing that fluidity."

Sharing a still image from the runway show in which she was dressed in a graphic shirt layered over a metallic long-sleeved top teamed with cut out cycling shorts, Burberry regular Edie wrote on Instagram: "Slithered out of jodhpurs and bleached my hair this week to do a menswear show @burberry."

The entire collection was an homage to British eccentricity, with the Italian designer revealing he has long loved the way English men dress.

"The most iconic British gentlemen are the ones who have played with the strengths of masculinity and femininity with eccentricity," he smiled. "Savile Row, mixed with a woman's wardrobe. Think of David Bowie, Michael Clark, Leigh Bowery."

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