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Burberry® is a British luxury fashion brand established in 1856 by 21-year-old former draper’s apprentice Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Rooted in outerwear, Burberry was founded on the principle that clothing should be designed to protect people from the weather.
Among Burberry’s early innovations was gabardine – a lightweight yet hard-wearing weatherproof fabric. Inspired by local shepherds’ methods of waterproofing their smocks, Burberry used a unique proofing process which allowed natural ventilation but offered protection from the elements. The resulting garments were durable yet breathable – and highly sough after.
Throughout the early 20th century, the brand outfitted explorers and military personnel with outerwear and equipment. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first people to reach the South Pole with a Burberry gabardine tent and clothing in 1911; followed by British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in Antartica and British mountaineer George Mallory on Mount Everest.
Closer to home, Burberry developed weatherproof clothing and accessories for the British Armed Forces – including the Tielocken coat and its successor, the trench coat. Over the decades that followed, the fashion house expanded its offering of outerwear, ready-to-wear and accessories. Burberry pieces are created to be passed down through generations.
Burberry has since cemented itself as a leader in modern luxury. Today, it is regarded as perhaps the most iconic and enduring British brand in history.
Supreme® has worked with Burberry® on a new collection for Spring 2022. The collection consists of a Trench Coat, Down Puffer Jacket, Denim Trucker Jacket, Rugby, Hooded Sweatshirt, Jean, Denim Short, T-Shirt, Crusher, 6-Panel and Skateboard.
All pieces will be available from 10 March in the New York brand’s online shop.