Burberry is a British brand that is famous for the well-known Burberry tartan and their elegant outerwear – especially the iconic Burberry trench coat. Burberry also offers a beautiful range of stylish sunglasses for men and women. You can read more about the different Burberry Collections and about the Burberry brand heritage on this page.
Burberry Sunglasses Collections
Burberry sunglasses are divided into a number of gorgeous collections. We’ve drawn up an overview of the most famous Burberry Collections here:
Burberry Sartorial Collection
The Burberry Sartorial Collection is chic, stylish, and beautifully crafted. The designs and colourways of these functional frames are varied and suited to each new season.
Burberry Check Collection
The Burberry Check Collection is a gorgeous collection of eyewear for men and women. The temples and frames of these classic sunglasses are decorated with the famous Burberry brand tartan!
Burberry Trench Collection
The sunglasses in the Burberry Trench Collection are designed for women and make the perfect accessory to go with your Burberry trench coat. The frames of these sunglasses are decorated with elegant details inspired by Burberry’s iconic trench coat collection.
Burberry Gabardine Collection
The sunglasses included in the Burberry Gabardine Collection present a spectacular range of glamour sunglasses and pilot models that showcase the innovative nature of the Burberry brand. This collection is named after the famous Burberry gabardine material.
Burberry Prorsum Collectie
Burberry Prorsum is Burberry’s slogan. The motto is Latin for “Burberry forward”, and refers to Burberry’s heritage as a trendsetter, always seeking progress and embracing innovation. The Burberry Prorsum models are stylish designs that come in a range of beautiful colours and are inspired by the latest runway trends.
Burberry Alternative Fit
The Burberry Alternative Fit models sport a unique nose bridge, longer and curved temples, flatter lenses and a straight frame for an improved fit and a stylish look.
The History of Burberry
The British designer brand Burberry was founded in 1856 in Basingstoke by the young tailor Thomas Burberry, who was 21 at the time. By 1891 the brand was so successful that Burberry decided to move to a new address in the heart of London City. Soon after, he also opened a store in Paris.
Burberry designed weatherproof clothing for famous explorers such as F.G. Jackson, Roald Amundsen, and Ernest Shackleton. He also designed protective clothing for famous pilots and adventurers such Claude Grahame-White and Bert Hinkler. In addition, Burberry also designed fashionable and functional ski suits, motorcycle jackets, police uniforms (such as the long coats of the mounted police force), and the forerunner of the trench coat worn by British soldiers during the Great War. In 1926, Burberry designed the iconic greatcoats of the British Royal Guard.
One innovation in particular paved the way to lasting fame for Burberry: the gabardine material invented by Thomas Burberry in 1879. Gabardine is an extremely hard-wearing and durable material that is closely woven in a diagonal pattern. Burberry was the first to waterproof the thread before the weaving process, making Burberry’s outerwear garments highly suited to extreme weather conditions. This innovation made Burberry the brand of choice not only for various Arctic and Antarctic exploration teams, but also for pilots flying in open-cockpit aeroplanes, skilled horsemen, and motorcyclists. Even up to today, the Burberry trench coats remain the most iconic and beloved items in the Burberry collection!