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Burberry X Henry Moore

Burberry is inspired by Henry Moore...

Burberry’s new collection for 2017 has been masterfully inspired by the work of Henry Moore.

Burberry has collaborated with the Henry Moore foundation in order to create a line of 78 couture capes. Taking inspiration from Moore's sculptures, Christopher Bailey has interpreted the artist's work and tapped into its source. Each cape is a unique collectors piece incorporating unexpected materials and intricate techniques.

Henry Moore’s work is focussed around the family, the element of protection and the human form. The Cape Reimagined finds a new expression using unique constructions, referencing the spirit of the Burberry archive. 

Alongside this, Bailey wanted to add as much dimension and texture to the pieces as possible, using textiles such as wood, glass, fur and ceramics in order to complete his designs. 

The Military Braid - A tribute to the military dress, braided and twisted from more than 20 metres of silver rope.

 

The Beaded Feather – Tiers of beaded feather motifs draw on Henry Moore’s fascination with the natural world, each taking 15 hours to embroider. 

 

Line up - this image displays the diverse textures and the materials used throughout this collection...

 

The Georgette - Influenced by Henry Moor's connection with naturem a tie-neck cape is brought to life through hand-cut georgette leaf motifs, taking over 400 hours to embroider.

 

This exhibition celebrates the new Burberry runway collection alongside the work and creative process of Henry Moore, the iconic artist that inspired it.

You have until Monday 27th Feb '17 at Makers House,1 Manette St, Soho, London W1D 4AT before it begins travelling to other cities including, Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles.

Admission is free. So go along and enjoy!

Love DZD x 

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