Burberry epitomises British tradition and quality. But as the flag in its Equestrian knight logo declaring ‘Prorsum’ ( Latin for forward) attests innovation is fundamental and has been since its beginning in 1856. In addition to the invention of revolutionising waterproof gabardine, Thomas Burberry’s Tielocken coat in 1895 preempted the iconic trench coat. Christopher Bailey took the reins in 2001 bringing Burberry into the 21st century. Burberry’s sunglasses take influence from the catwalk which in turn is inspired by this extraordinary heritage.