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Burberry Becomes the First Luxury Fashion Brand to Receive SBTi Approval for Net-Zero Emissions Goal

Burberry Becomes the First Luxury Fashion Brand to Receive SBTi Approval for Net-Zero Emissions Goal

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Burberry is the first luxury fashion company to receive approval for its net-zero emissions target by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

The SBTi is considered the gold standard for companies setting goals to reduce their emissions and develop targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 C pathway. It was developed in partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
“Burberry’s net-zero targets match the urgency of the climate crisis and set a clear example that their peers must follow,” said SBTi CEO Luiz Amaral in a statement. “Climate science tells us that we need rapid and deep emissions cuts if we are to achieve global net-zero and prevent the most damaging effects of climate change.”
Experts say it’s critical that companies follow up on their targets and invest in technologies and research to reduce emissions. Burberry has a number of commitments to reduce scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions to uphold its net-zero emissions goal. That includes a 95% reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions (generated from Burberry’s own operations) by 2023 compared to 2017, maintaining this reduced level through to 2040. On scope 3 emissions, those generated at supply chain level, the biggest portion of fashion’s carbon footprint and the most challenging to tackle, Burberry has committed to reducing by 46.2% compared to 2019 and by 90% from 2019 to 2040.
Burberry was one of the first luxury companies to join the SBTi in 2019. Other signatories include Kering, Richemont, Prada, and LVMH. While other companies such as Chanel and Hermès have received approval from SBTi for their emission reduction goals, Burberry’s targets for net-zero emissions are a first in the industry. The British luxury brand is currently carbon-neutral across all global operations, and in June 2021, it set the target to become climate positive by 2040.
“Rooting our commitments in science has always been a priority at Burberry, so we can ensure the steps we are taking will have the necessary impact and bring about lasting change,” said Burberry VP of corporate responsibility, Caroline Laurie. “We continue to challenge ourselves to drive measurement, improvement, and transparency across our operations, and we are committed to continue working with our suppliers and partners to accelerate the adoption of more sustainable practices. We hope this encourages others to do the same.”
Originally published in Voguebusiness.com
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is Being Celebrated with These Nature-Inspired Activations By Burberry

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is Being Celebrated with These Nature-Inspired Activations By Burberry

The Queen in Burberry. Photo: Instagram.com
The Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated far and wide, with many dedicated events taking place across the UK. Contributing to the festivities, Burberry has unveiled a series of special activations in London.
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A particularly collectible one is the British luxury brand’s new commemorative scarf. Taking over the square-shaped silk accessory are hand-illustrated motifs inspired by ancient British woodlands and their flora and fauna. The colorful print features Yew trees, bluebells, butterflies, squirrels, and birds which represent each of the four British nations: a robin for England, capercaillie for Scotland, sparrowhawk for Northern Ireland, and golden eagle for Wales. The scarf’s creation was marked by Burberry’s commitment to biodiversity, with the brand donated to the Woodland Trust which aims to make the country rich in native woods and trees.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
The UK’s natural treasures are also being celebrated via Burberry’s partnership with Superbloom, an immersive floral display set to surround the Tower of London. One of the outdoor installations contributed by the fashion house is Floating Meadow, a zero-waste installation of over 5,000 plants and 1.4 tonnes of recycled plastic collected from rivers around the UK. Aiming to promote pollination, the plants selected are reflective of the English river ecosystems and are often found on riverbanks such as the Thames. One of the main goals of the installation is to highlight the role natural grasslands and marshes play in storing carbon, and that flowering species play in providing food and nectar to pollinators and common riverside wildlife. Another installation worth paying a trip to is the Art Wall created in collaboration with digital artist Jon Emmony. The artwork depicts a future utopian world with biodiversity and nature at its core, and is located at the entrance of Superbloom at the Tower of London.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
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Burberry Celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with a Constellation Capsule Collection

Burberry Celebrates the Holy Month of Ramadan with a Constellation Capsule Collection

Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
As we all know very well, Ramadan is a beautiful month dedicated to grounding oneself by spending time with family and loved ones. Burberry’s newest Constellations Capsule collection captures this very essence of the Holy Month and the ever-changing harmony of life throughout the year.
The Al Tamimi sisters of Budour, Noor, Sara, and Dana are shown encapsulating the spirit of Ramadan that Burberry successfully delivers in a series of images celebrating sisterhood and family ties wearing the collection.
As Muslims observe the passing of the day to break our fast from sunrise to sunset, the collection offers a palette of contrasting yet complementary shades, reminiscent of this very fact. First is a soft beige representing a hazy daylight due, dark maroon evoking the setting sun and a seamless ombré of navy to cornflower blue representing the transition to evening.
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
The seasonal collection, designed by fashion genius and Chief Creative Officer, Riccardo Tisci is across the spectrum of womenswear, accessories, and childrenswear and offers prints and patterns as its star of the show. The silk scarves show patterns inspired by the working of the universe and astronomy, further reinterpreted on tie-neck blouses and pleated skirts. The iconic Olympia, Lola and TB bags are reimagined and adorned with patterns of concentric rings, as well as on traditional silk capes and sinuous longline dresses. The Constellations Capsule collection kept in mind the diversity of occasions throughout Ramadan and beyond – from laid-back and relaxed to ostentatious and worthy of a dress-up.
In celebration of the collection, Burberry will offer a series of bespoke pop-ups, housing the full collection in the following locations: The Dubai Mall, Dubai; The Galleria Mall, Abu Dhabi; U Walk, Riyadh and Boulevard, Jeddah from April 15-30.
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Sandra Chidiac
Photography: Sandra ChidiacStyle: Jennifer Kolomoni at MMGMakeup: Kasia DomanskaHair: Rebecca Doney at MMGTalents: Sara Tamimi, Bodour Bint Mohd, Dana Al Tamimi, Noor Al TamimiProduction: Danica ZivkovicMakeup assistant: Kerris Amanda CharlesStyle Assistant: Sneha Maria SibyPhotography assistant: Kissanth SrikanthanithyProduction assistant: Rama NaserShot on Location at Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton 

12 of the Best Ramadan 2022 Capsule Collections for Iftar and Suhoor Gatherings

12 of the Best Ramadan 2022 Capsule Collections for Iftar and Suhoor Gatherings

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With Ramadan 2022 just around the corner, come the exclusive capsule collections from some of the biggest fashion houses as well as high-end brands. Having spent the Holy Month in the past two years with Covid-19 restrictions, this year, Ramadan will once again be celebrated with festive gatherings for iftar and suhoor that call for dressing up.

Below, discover the best capsule collections from luxury labels, high-end brands, and local designers with exclusive pieces worth investing in this Ramadan.
Christian Louboutin 
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An ode to Louboutin’s love for nature, gardening, and landscape design, the collection offers pieces for both men and women in lush green hues.
Dior
Photo: Courtesy of Dior
Dior’s handbags and small leather goods are always a winning final touch to every fit. For Ramadan, the French luxury brand has introduced timeless dazzling pieces.
Salvatore Ferragamo 
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Salvatore Ferragamo has re-introduced its iconic Gancini bag for Ramadan 2022, but with a metallic twist in Flamingo Rose. Combining glamorous and sparkling pieces within their Ramadan collection, there is a piece for every occasion.
Louis Vuitton
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Louis Vuitton embraces emerald green as its color for the holy season as a symbol of class, hope, prosperity, and peace. Alongside introducing ready-to-wear pieces for the occasion for the first time, the brand has also reimagined its Capucines Mini bag in a matte black and python green.
Leem
Photo: Courtesy of Leem
The Saudi label’s exclusive collection for Ramadan is inspired by the Lunar calendar of the month and its religious stages (mercy, forgiveness, and safety), to feature kaftans in a contemporary color palette and modern cuts.
Mango 
Photo: Courtesy of Mango
Mango‘s Ramadan offering features vibrant and playful pieces that add a contemporary twist to modest clothing—from jumpsuits to tailored suits.
Anthropologie
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Anthropologie’s ready-to-wear collection includes a selection of colorful wrap dresses, comfortable jumpsuits, stylish blouses, and flowy trousers that are ideal for hotter days.
Tony Burch 
Photo: Courtesy of Tony Burch
The Tony Burch Ramadan capsule captures the festive essence of the month in metallic gold and royal blue handbags with gold rope chains.
Michael Kors
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The Michael Kors Ramadan collection is comprised of 11 timeless pieces from handbags to scarves, bracelets, and belts—all in a rich blue color.
Tommy Hilfiger 
Photo: Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates Ramadan with a pastel-hued collection of breezy dresses, kaftans, and jumpsuits with gold accents.
Burberry 
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Inspired by constellations, sunsets, sunrises, and starry nights of Ramadan, Burberry has launched a collection of glistening pieces just in time for Ramadan.
Bottega Veneta 
Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Venata and Ounass
Available on Ounass, Bottega Veneta’s limited-edition Ramadan offering features three of the fashion house’s iconic pieces reimagined in three distinct colors, including gold.
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Burberry Serves Live Fashion Again—And it’s Delicious

Burberry Serves Live Fashion Again—And it’s Delicious

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
First Covid, then Brexit officially happened, and now war in Europe… It is fair to say that the world has been through some tough times. Naturally, as history proves over and over again, in moments of instability designers turn to creativity, but also look inside, searching for codes that give its followers reassurance and a feeling that, while all might be collapsing, clothes can provide a sense of belonging and some sort of soothing familiarity. Maybe that’s why Burberry’s FW22 show, presented last Friday in London outside of the official fashion week calendar, was one of the most British – and might we add strongest – collections by Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, who joined the brand in 2018.
The invite. Photo: Manuel Arnaut
The sense of feeling at home started way before the event, when guests received invitations in the form of embroidery hoops emblazoned with the words “Thank You Very Much.” The message was clear: even though Tisci is known for his modern, streetwear approach, this collection also aimed to celebrate the importance of the human touch. After all, London has just lifted all its Covid restrictions, and this was the first in-person show for Burberry since the pandemic started.
Photo: Getty
Attended by Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Kate Moss, and Euphoria star Jacob Elordi, the Burberry show took place in a majestic room at Westminster Hall, which also houses a century-old organ. Without any seating, guests stood in front of an elevated stage, leading to different tables set with all types of silver cutlery, porcelain plates, and crystal glasses that could have been borrowed from a scene of Gosford Park. It was on these dining tables covered in white linen and spread across the room that models stood showcasing the new designs, reaching each table by walking in between the guests.
Kate Moss. Photo: Getty
While fashion was about to be served, music was also a key ingredient at this runway show. And not any music, but magnificent, epic melodies by composers Max Richter and Michael Nyman, interpreted live by the London Contemporary Orchestra, and a 100-person choir.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Although the setup was quite maximalist, Burberry’s designs didn’t get lost in the drama. On the contrary, the designs were equally grand – from deluxe streetwear to lavish feathered ballgowns – and seemed in tune with the ambiance. Being faithful to the real DNA of Burberry, all the main signature codes of the brand were revisited, and deliciously twisted: the Burberry check first used in the 1920s took over looks from head to toe; trenchcoats became long dresses; and kilt and red hunting jackets got urban twists. There were also light trenches dressed with orange polka dots, something you could imagine Diana, Princess of Wales wearing if she was still alive today. Accessories wise, baseball caps, XL headbands, over-the-knee boots and glasses straight out of a very glamorous science fiction movie completed the looks.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
As any fashion banquet requires a tasty dessert, one of the most Instagrammed moments of the show (besides Gigi Hadid’s new platinum blond ’do), was a sequence of looks bejeweled with sparkles and crystals, starting on the models’ faces and ending in confident shirts that seem perfect for a night out in a London that is finally buzzing again. This was fashion that fed the soul – and a promising new chapter for Riccardo Tisci’s take on Burberry.
Discover more key moments from the show below.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
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25 of the Best Swimwear Pieces for Summer Days Ahead

25 of the Best Swimwear Pieces for Summer Days Ahead

With the temperatures rising and vacation plans (finally) underway, there’s no better time to update your swimwear wardrobe. From crochet to animal prints to sporty cut-out designs and retro-inspired one-pieces, brands have gone all-out this summer to offer a variety of styles, shapes and colors to suit you and your destination of choice.
SS21 swimwear is all about the details, with many designers taking their cue from the 70s and 90s to include bright neons, bohemian styles and one-shoulder cuts. Celebrities including Lizzo, Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid have already jumped on board with the latest trends and have been spotted rocking crochet, funky retro prints, cut-out swimsuits, preppy one-pieces and barely-there string bikinis.
Note the trends but remember, choosing the right color, style and shape for you is key: the only goal is to feel your very best in your body. We’ve rounded up 25 of our favorite pieces, for long beach days and lazy poolside lounging…
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Burberry Makes History with this Groundbreaking Pledge

Burberry Makes History with this Groundbreaking Pledge

Riccardo Tisci at Shotover House in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, UK
Burberry announces today that it pledges to become the first Climate Positive luxury brand by 2040. This development follows the house’s original pledge to be net-zero by 2040. “I have always had a very deep, emotional connection to nature,” states Riccardo Tisci, chief creative officer at Burberry. “It has a power and a purity that gives you a sense of coming back to yourself and of what is really important in life. I am so proud that as a company we are making these inspiring steps to protect our beautiful planet and the future for our next generations.”
Burberry, a British house founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry and which holds two Royal Warrants (1955 and 1990), commits to cutting emissions across its extended supply chain by 46% by 2030 and developing projects which support others in their respective carbon journeys. It also announces its support for the Fashion Avengers, a coalition of global fashion organizations that have come together to inspire action towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Burberry VP of Corporate Responsibility Pamela Batty discuses the pledge with Vogue Arabia
What does “climate positive” actually mean?Becoming Climate Positive means going one step further than our existing 2040 net-zero pledge. To achieve this, we will not only work to reduce emissions within our own value chain, but we will also invest in initiatives and projects that support wider climate change efforts beyond our business – including programs that protect and restore natural ecosystems that remove carbon from the atmosphere – which we hope will have a lasting positive environmental impact for future generations.
Can you list some of the major challenges that will make this a 19-year process?There are several challenges associated with reaching Climate Positive. It requires real system change, but this can be solved by collective action and industry collaboration, which is why we’re calling on the rest of the industry to join us in accelerating our shared efforts. We’ll also focus on supporting the many businesses in our supply chain who will be essential to what we’re trying to achieve, and constantly stepping up how we measure and report on our progress.
Finally, it’s crucial that we continue to adapt to what our customers want and expect from us, all while continuing to meet our targets. We see this as an opportunity for innovation and creativity: to find new ways to produce items our customers love while also protecting the planet.
What is the Burberry Regeneration Fund?The Burberry Regeneration Fund was set up in 2020 to support a number of carbon offsetting and insetting projects, which enable us to store carbon and promote biodiversity, facilitate the restoration of ecosystems and support the livelihoods of local producers. Rather than simply purchasing offsets to cancel out our impact, we invest in insetting projects, reducing our emissions and storing carbon at source in our own supply chain.
For our inaugural project, we are partnering with PUR Project to design and implement regenerative agricultural practices with its wool producers in Australia. The project works at farm level to improve carbon capture in soils, improve watershed and soil health and promote biodiverse habitats.
You have stated that this is a bold new standard for luxury. Does this mean that no other luxury brand has a project on par?To our knowledge, we’re the only luxury fashion brand to have set ourselves a climate positive and net zero target by 2040. Our hope is that following our pledge, others in the industry will feel inspired to follow suit and take action to decarbonize the industry and align with the Paris Agreement. That’s why we’re active in several networks which aim to drive bolder and faster progress – like the UNFCCC’s Fashion Charter, the G7 Fashion pact, and the UN Race to Zero.
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5 Things To Know About Riccardo Tisci’s Feminine FW21 Burberry Show

5 Things To Know About Riccardo Tisci’s Feminine FW21 Burberry Show

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Riccardo Tisci wanted his fall/winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry “to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy”. Bold, confident silhouettes comprised the off-schedule showcase, which was held in the brand’s Regent Street flagship store.
Here, Vogue brings you five things to know about the collection.

1. It was an ode to femininity
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Riccardo Tisci’s life has always revolved around women: from the cultural icons who have long inspired his designs (from Madonna to Mariacarla, his mononymed coterie is impressively expansive), to the eight sisters he grew up surrounded by. “They are like warriors,” he once told me of the latter. “Growing up, my mother taught us to never take any shit from anyone – and that’s probably why my woman is so powerful. Remember, we’re from the south [of Italy].” Today, in a Zoom preview of his new collection, he was in their family home – he returned to Italy to see his mother – and had just finished playing them the video which he later released on the world’s digital stage; some of them had their children this afternoon, and so would miss its official debut. “It was the first time I watched a show with all of my sisters,” he recalled. “It was very emotional: they were crying, I was crying. But all of them were attracted to something very powerful [in the collection]. And when I say powerful, I don’t mean maximal or minimal – because in minimalism, there is power. What I mean is power in how it reveals a woman – not her skin, but her femininity.”
2. It explicitly celebrated female power
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This collection was designed with that sentiment at its core: Tisci’s understanding of feminine power expressed through trompe l’oeil trenches and glorious golden pailettes. Now that the designer feels settled in his role at the house, confidently attuned to its heritage and masculinity, he explained he wanted to inject womanhood into its core and “develop an identity for Burberry’s femininity… to me, femininity is about a woman who feels right in her body and is not scared to express herself”. In today’s world, “Women, more and more, are getting the power they deserve. There is far further to go – especially with the LGBTQ community, with trans women, with anti-racism – but, compared to when I started in fashion, they have much more power. I wanted to celebrate that,” he continued. As the light in the end of the Covid tunnel flickers into sight, Tisci saw that sentiment aligning with the figure of Mother Nature. “After a war – and what we have gone through with Covid is a bacterial war – we all want to be with nature, in nature,” he noted. “And Mother Nature is what gives us life. Without women, the world couldn’t exist.” So the animal pelt prints and faux-furs which defined his fall/winter 2021 menswear re-emerged here – but interspersed with slick tailoring and sensual, twisted drapery.
3. ShyGirl became Mother Nature
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The preface to the runway depicted London musician ShyGirl performing as Mother Nature, reciting a spoken word performance while representing her embodiment (dressed, of course, in a custom Burberry corset). Tisci had recently met the 27-year-old singer and rapper through Instagram – how else does anyone meet anyone during this time? – and became instantly besotted by her. “London is a place where a young generation can really scream their voice, and Shy – besides her talent and her beauty – really struck me with her confidence in what she’s saying, and who she wants to be,” he says. “I fell in love. When you are your most authentic self, that’s when you connect the most with people,” she told Vogue. “You can’t connect if you’re trying to be something that you’re not.”
4. British eccentricity remained centre stage
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Since joining Burberry, Tisci has gravitated towards the eccentricity intrinsic to this country’s style codes. “Every culture has its eccentricity – but it is usually a part of the young generation. In Britain, it is expressed through all ages, all identities,” he explained. In this collection he continued his exploration of “an aristocratic lady who is still very punk”: a spirit best exemplified by the late Stella Tennant, who was a formative inspiration for Tisci both throughout his career and especially since joining the British house, where she has been one of his campaign stars and runway models. To Tisci, she embodied the idea that “aristocracy isn’t a financial thing: it’s a playfulness explored with elegance”. That sensibility manifested through classics spliced and twisted, de- and re-constructed; British flags turned into bold bright body-con or abstracted graphics. It maintained the same, radically renegade spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement that inspired his menswear, but diverted in a new direction.
5. It felt determinedly optimistic
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Tisci was presenting his vision of “modern armour” through an alignment of the sensuality which has long defined his personal aesthetic with the codes of the house he has now helmed for three years. “I feel much more myself here now, much more at home,” he smiled – and you could especially see that in the glitziest numbers, which shone. “After a war, there is always freedom and the highest artistic expression,” he reflected. This was his realisation of that expressive liberation, transposed onto the women who he has always sought to empower. In those golden numbers, you’d struggle to feel anything but.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

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