Friday, 24 February 2017

Burberry's Makers House

Burberry's Makers House - their pop-up show space that drew over 20,000 visitors back in September is back to showcase their latest collection. Inspired by renowned British sculptor, Henry Moore, the exhibition includes some of Moore's most famous sculptures alongside his models and maquettes.

 The exhibition itself is held over two floors and is home to the Spring Summer 2017 collection and the thought process and inspiration behind the runway show.

On the ground floor, you will find the runway presentation alongside a poster gallery of Moore's exhibition posters from around the world, spanning 60 years. As you make your way through to the next room, this is where the collection is held. Two separate spaces - one holds the 78 capes that were featured on the runway and inspired by the scale and form of Moore's sculpture. The other space, holds all the looks - both menswear and womenswear - from the SS17 collection. 

 As you make your way upstairs this is where you get to see the inspiration of the collection. Towards the back of the space, there is the Burberry Inspiration Room. Here you get a real glimpse of how the collection is put together - fabric swatches, sketches, toiles and polaroids - the attention to detail that Christopher Bailey goes to will leave you in awe.

The collection itself, was unlike any previous Burberry collection. A feminine, poetic and classy collection, that felt softer and more unique than past collections. Cable knits, extravagant shirting, lace dresses, Moore's inspiration was evident.

Open until Monday 27th February, it's a must-see. Not just for the collection but for everything that goes into the collection. If you're stuck for things to do this weekend, the head down to Soho and be prepared to be amazed.

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