Henry Moore inspires Burberry
For London Fashion Week, Burberry returns to its new home in Soho: the Makers House, a remarkably curated space that played host to the catwalk presentation and stages performances, creative workshops, VR experiences alongside a café throughout the week. Even more impressive is the the partnership with the Henry Moore Foundation this time.
The exhibition, entitled Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process, opened at Burberry’s Makers House following the launch of the stunning February 2017 collection last Monday. British singer-songwriter Anna Calvi performed five songs live at our February 2017 show, accompanied by her band and members of the Heritage Orchestra & Choir.
The exhibition, which features over 40 of Moore’s monumental bronzes, models, maquettes, drawings and exhibition posters, provides visitors with a rare opportunity to explore the working methods of the Yorkshire-born master.
Would Henry Moore himself approve? “I feel sure that Henry Moore would have been fascinated to see his work inspiring such outstanding designs, and we hope this collection will encourage new audiences to discover and appreciate his remarkable work and the studios he created them in.” Director of the Henry Moore Foundation, Godfrey Worsdale, said about the collaboration.
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer was beyond excited when Burberry announced the collaboration: “Moore’s work on display will be a shining example of the creativity and enormous contribution he made to the development of contemporary art in the UK and way beyond, and I’m excited to be showing our February collection alongside the remarkable work of the artist that inspired it ”
Image: Rosella Degori / The Spaces and Burberry