The British are coming! With his off-kilter, punk-punctuated, cheeky, colorful, and modern collection for Burberry Fall Winter 2023, wunderkind designer Daniel Lee invigorates British Fashion. Viva Vivienne Westwood! In citing the notorious designer as an inspiration, Lee reworks the house’s tartan prints, bends and blasts logos, adds slogan T-Shirts, and prods the polite and expected out of the way. Well-seasoned iconography, as well as the foundational functional focused staples, are all included in this collection. From evening wear, elegant knits, trench coats, kilts, and blanket coats to streetwear, Lee has reimaged each with an English-centric vigor. Head-to-toe contrasting argyle knits, oversized tartans, English rose prints, and the introduction of a humous Burberry duck motif shared the runway with faux fur collared trench coats and outerwear. The designer showed printed slogan T-shirts and incorporated stunning feather trim on a coat and sweater in this, his debut collection for Burberry. Nothing seemed out of bounds, nor did anything seem excessive or out of place. Eccentric, for sure!
Daniel Lee has propelled Burberry back into the avant-garde with admirable boldness.