Sculptor Henry Moore plays muse for the latest Burberry collection

Designers are known to draw inspiration from various facets of life. For, Christopher Bailey, the chief creative and chief executive officer of Burberry, his stimulus for the latest Burberry collection lies in his own childhood, that contains a number of awe-inspiring memoirs of gazing, devouring and being simply inspired by Artist Henry Moore’s sculptors. The latest Burberry autumn and winter collection features sculptural shapes and an array of contrasts, as seen at the London Fashion Week.

Drawing on various silhouettes and the processes of the 20-th century Yorkshire Artist, Bailey’s new collection showcases sculptural cuffs and sleeves with deconstructed and re-shaped English knits. While black and white were the dominant colors of the collection, one could catch a few glimpses of color in the Indigo blue coats and trousers. As part of the finale, the models emerged in dozens of cropped couture capes that were made from exquisites ranging from white feathers, black jewels, glass crystals, clear plastic, tassels, pearls and beads. The show, which was a powerhouse of art, was attended by the likes of Tinie Tempah, Naomi Campbell and bunch of other A-listers.

This isn’t the first time Burberry has recognized and been inspired by English Talent. Early last year, the brand paid homage to decorator and gardener Nancy Lancaster. As for the Moore-inspired collection, it is further complimented with an ambitious exhibition of Moore’s work – titled “Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process”. The exhibition is currently displayed at Burberry’s Makers House in London from February 21st to 27th.


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