In keeping with his mission to bring a youthful edge to the storied bastion of British fashion, Burberry Creative Director Riccardo Tisci made the two worlds collide once again for Fall 2020. At London Fashion Week, Tisco brought together experimental producer Arca and French pianists Katia and Marie Labèque to score the show.
After teasing her appearance with a shot of Burberry heels posted to Instagram Stories, Arca appeared center stage with slicked back hair and a sharply tailored Burberry blazer. Flanked by two pairs of CDJs, Arca complemented the Labèque sisters' flowery arrangements with her own array of droning hisses and parseltongue-like vocal loops, adding a contemporary edge to the show's classical soundtrack.
Today on Instagram, Arca thanked Tisci, writing that "it was such an adventure" to be involved in the production. To Katia and Marielle, Arca added, "Thank you for being so open, and sensitive and thoughtful and for your sublime playing."
The show itself, titled "memories," eschewed voluminous puffers and elaborately styled baby hairs in favor of a focus on inventive tailoring and retooling the label's classic check pattern. Full of flared trenches and form-fitting silhouettes, Tisci's latest collection looked at the brand's DNA through a modern lens.
Beyond Arca, Tisci's show was positively packed with star power. On the runway, the same familiar cadre of supermodels made a strong showing with Irina Shayk, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner and both Hadid sisters all walking in the collection.
The whole affair really hammered home why Burberry still reigns supreme as the crown jewel of LFW. Watch the full Burberry Fall 2020 show, here, and as a parting gift, please enjoy this incredibly blessed photo of Arca and Schafer together.