Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry in Basingstoke, UK, the brand started with an aim to create clothing that would protect its wearers from the harsh British weather. Almost 200 years later, with Italian designer Riccardo Tisci - formerly of Givenchy - at the helm, Burberry remains one of the most recognisable labels in the world, known for its outerwear and, of course, its famous check.
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