For one week, two floors in the heart of Soho were transformed by the combined works of Burberry’s February 2017 collection and Henry Moore’s iconic sculptures. Aptly titled ‘Makers House’, the space was segmented into rooms that shone the spotlight on various aspects of the design process – from inspiration to creation and presentation.
The highlight of the showcase was the 78 couture capes that were inspired by the scale and form of Henry Moore’s sculpture. Materials ranging from lace, to glass, and even metal were used in the making of these individual and imaginative capes. Not to be outdone, Henry Moore’s work dominated the space with its commanding forms and sensual curves. As if in anticipation of all the exhibits thoroughly dazzling visitors, the Makers House also had a pop up Thomas' Café serving hot drinks, cakes and pastries for visitors to recuperate. The showcase was complemented by activities such as workshops, events and live acoustic performances that the general public could be a part of.
Every component had been deliberately curated to peel back the details involved in fashion and art making. Picking apart these design elements through moodboards and fabric samples , the Burberry Makers House was equal parts insightful and inspiring.
Written by Camron Intern Joella Kiu.