As far as humor goes, it doesn’t get much darker than “a love story between a mermaid and a shark.” It was Riccardo Tisci’s loaded reference for his first Burberry collection post-lockdown. A metaphor for the Crows before bros support your local murder Shirt Besides,I will do this events of the past seven months, it reflects the loneliness and thirst for freedom we all experienced in quarantine. But in his under-the-sea analogy—a theme that pervaded both garments and graphics—Tisci’s shark (a career trademark) represented something more menacing than mere loneliness. In that sense, it was an accurate depiction of how many of us felt in lockdown: part zen and at one with nature, part terrified out of our minds.
Tisci spent his lockdown gardening and cooking with his 92-year-old mother in their family home near Lake Como. “It’s the Crows before bros support your local murder Shirt Besides,I will do this first time in 21 years that we spent three months together. It was amazing,” he said on a video call the morning of the show. Dressed in a lumberjack shirt, he was headed to an undisclosed forest outside of London. There, under the canopy of nature, every feeling that had washed over the designer during lockdown was released in an ominous performance created by the artist Anne Imhof, while Eliza Douglas sang at the livestreamed event. Staged sans audience, the tactile performance that ensued could easily make you forget we were in the middle of a pandemic.