Special Burberry SS21 cover featuring Tyler André Forbes
Without doubt the Burberry SS21 collection is Riccardo Tisci’s most honest since the Italian took over the creative reins at the iconic British label, indeed in his own words it’s his “strongest.” Renowned for marrying streetwear with more classic looks, this collection - created entirely to reflect the mood of lockdown - feels the most natural he’s shown since he took over at the helm in March 2018 and we are pleased to have it on the cover of the SS21 issue.
Tisci describes the collection as “a love story between a mermaid and a shark,” which is the Italian’s way of cleverly reflecting the juxtaposition of feeling lonely and also desiring our freedom back amidst quarantine and lockdowns around the world, while also referring to how at one with nature we have all since become.
And where better should Tisci get this inspiration than from spending lockdown gardening and cooking with his 92-year-old mother by Lake Como in their family home.
The SS21 issue also stars Jacob Elordi, Cody Fern, Regé-Jean Page, Tahar Rahim, Tom Daley and more.
Photography: Bartek Szmigulski
Styling: Kieran Fenney
Model: Tyler André Forbes at Milk Model Management
Hair: Brady Lea at Premier Hair & Makeup using Anti Collective
Skin: Adam de Cruz at One Represents using ADC Beauty and Danessa Myrics
Fashion Assistant: Ellie Chandler
Editorial director: Huw Gwyther