After inventing gabardine, Thomas Burberry founded his outerwear company in 1856. Recognised around the world as one of Britain’s greatest heritage brands, Burberry is a leader in the luxury fashion landscape. Under the creative directorship of Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, Burberry honours its rich history while forging ahead with a truly global, innovative outlook. Womenswear, under Tisci, has a touch of Italian charisma, with the house's signatures given a healthy dose of flamboyance. Trenches, skirt-suits and shirts are unlocked as statement pieces; expect rhinestones, ribbons and grown-up logos - a very British take on Italian glamour.