Burberry - British Fashion House
Burberry is a storied British fashion house. Thomas Burberry established the label in 1856 in Basingstoke, England. Originally known for its outdoor fashions, Burberry introduced the world to Gabardine, which is breathable and waterproof. The brand also became synonymous with its check scarves and trench coats. Burberry outfitted World War I British soldiers as well. In contemporary history, Christopher Bailey contributes to Burberry's modern image as chief creative officer. Bailey reworks classics such as the trench coat with eclectic seasonal themes.