Burberry’s latest collection, showcased at London Fashion Week on Monday, was inspired by the work of late British artist, Henry Moore. And in a unique collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation, will be on display at Maker’s House, Manette Street until February 27th.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer grew up in Yorkshire and often visited a sculpture park featuring Moore’s works. He stated that the artist inspired many of his previous collections but this is the first to explore Moore’s influence more deeply.
The collection itself included lace dresses, deconstructed knitwear, ruffled shirts, and sculpted trench coats in a neutral palette of ivory, white, blue, and grey. Striped shirts and indigo blue high-waisted trousers and overalls were also included as a nod to the sculptor’s own wardrobe, which often included indigo blue and a striped butcher’s apron.
The shape of the shoulders was of particular importance in the collection, mirroring the exaggerated yet organic lines of the sculptures themselves and the strong silhouette of traditional trench coats. Several pieces also included shoulder embellishments of lace, feathers, and pearls.