All eyes were on Riccardo Tisci tonight. The designer staged his second collection at London Fashion Week, having presented his debut collection for the British heritage brand last season.
And when supermodel Gigi Hadid hits your runway, everyone is going to be paying double attention.
This is the 23-year-old's first London show this season, and she looked spectacular wearing Riccardo Tisci’s second collection ‘Tempest'. And yep, that is a polo shirt peaking out from under a corset top.
The model expertly stomped down the catwalk wearing leather knee-high boots and carrying a matching backpack and puffer coat.
The show started with a news bulletin, in which a voice announced that the British government is closing clubs, and trying to stop people from going out and 'raving'.
An eclectic soundtrack then filled the room, featuring grime artists Giggs, Lethal Bizzle and Headie One mixed in with classical music.
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Just hours earlier, Gigi stepped out in stylish double denim look. The model followed in the footsteps of her pal, Kendall Jenner, who walked during Tisci's debut last season.
- Gigi Hadid Italia (@GigiHadidIT) February 17, 2019
For his second collection, Tisci went for contrasting looks: from floaty cream dresses to knee-length shiny black puffer jackets. Jackets hung upside down from hems or trailed behind on the floor. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Burberry show without a big, oversized Union Jack flag in there somewhere.
Away from the runway, extra models appeared to quite literally climbing the walls on metal scaffolding. Meanwhile hair was gelled down into intricate patterns, and the show ended with a news clipping about drill music.
- Burberry Italy (@Burberry_Italy) February 17, 2019
Riccardo Tisci has taken to Instagram to dedicate the event to 'the youth of today'.
'I dedicate this show to the youth of today, to them having the courage to scream for what they believe in, for them to find the beauty in expressing their voice.
'I will be forever grateful to London for being the city that opened my eyes and mind and gave me the freedom when I was young to discover who I truly am. #tempest @burberry,' he told his 2.4 million followers.
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