Founded in 1856 by the raincoat manufacturer Thomas Burberry, who invented a breathable, waterproof and hardwearing fabric — gabardine — Burberry grew from its founder’s iconic invention. The London-based brand’s current creative director Ricardo Tisci upholds Burberry‘s tradition of innovation while modernising the house’s already fashion-forward vision and streetwear sensibility with a touch of Italian expertise. The exquisite designs, fine craftsmanship, ready-to-wear collections and updated iterations of the house’s signature nova checks provide a curated sense of British sentimentality and distinctive attitude articulated for the contemporary world.