Off the Runway: Burberry Spring 2019

Italian fashion designer Ricardo Tisci has made his debut at the helm of British fashion house at London Fashion Week. The former Givenchy creative director opened what was arguably the most anticipated show of LFW  with a take on Burberry’s most well-known piece, the trench coat. Tisci’s gave the classic trench his own twist with the addition of a  cinched elastic belt in chocolate brown.

An impressive 134 looks, including menswear, took to the catwalk. Throughout the collection, Tisci paid tribute to British culture of today and from years long gone.  Lady-like silhouettes – pleated midi skirts teamed with gossamer blouses – opened the show before Tisci’s ode to punk became obvious. 

“I was thinking a lot about journeys as I started putting together my first Burberry collection,” Tisci revealed in a statement in the show notes. “From my personal journey back to London 20 years after I showed my graduate collection here, to how far I have come. I was also inspired by how much London—the city that made me dream to become a designer—has evolved. This show is a celebration of the cultures, the traditions and the codes of this historic fashion house and of the eclecticism that makes up the beautifully diverse United Kingdom.”

Take a look at our favourite looks from Tisci’s revamped Burberry below. 


Six Fresh Fragrances for Spring

There’s no time like spring to rethink your approach to beauty. To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty buys for the season ahead.

Narciso Rodriguez brings his signature heart of musk to life with blooming Bulgarian rose and iris in Narciso Rodriguez Rouge (EDP 50ml, $170). Undeniably seductive, this is one to spritz when the sun goes down.

The first fragrance by Dior in almost 20 years has been well worth the wait. Zingy top notes of bergamot and mandarin give a floral heart of rose Grasse absolute and jasmine give Joy by Dior (EDP 50ml, $195) an unexpected twist.

Chopard Happy Lemon Dulci (EDP 100ml, $199, only at Life Pharmacy) has been created with Mother Earth’s most uplifting scents – feel-good citrus fruits, sweet apple, mango and ginger. One spritz really will put a spring in your step. 

Sparkling Elizabeth Arden My Fifth Avenue (EDP 100ml, $109) is just what you need to trick yourself into thinking summer is already here. A zesty hint of citrus wraps around feminine florals and a touch of musk and woods. 

Originally created in 1957 for Hubert de Givenchy’s enigmatic muse, Audrey Hepburn, Givenchy L’Interdit (EDP 50ml, $163) is a fragrant ode to the bold femininity of today. A white floral bouquet of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose and hints of mysterious vetiver and patchouli make this scent unforgettable.  

A spritz of Shiseido‘s decidedly floral fragrance Ever Bloom Ginza Flower (EDP 50ml, $139) will make it feel like spring no matter what time of the year it is. Unpredictable notes of cyclamen, lotus, orange blossom absolute and gardenia make this a blooming beautiful scent that’s sure to appeal to all.  

All available from Life Pharmacy now.