Who can connect past with present? In their LFW/LDF exhibition, Burberry attempted to link the fast-paced fashion of today with quintessential Victorian themes.
An inspiring new partnership forged between British heritage fashion brand Burberry and British luxury craft retailer The New Craftsmen resulted in the beguiling Makers House which celebrated “methods, materials and makers”. Wandering through the leafy secluded courtyard alive with busts and equestrian sculptures, guests were immediately transported back to a gentler time. This pop up was a real show for the eyes.
When you first passed through the door, you discovered embroiderers focusing on their meticulous tasks. If you continued on further, hidden by a huge queue, was an amazing illustrator sitting among inks and pots, signing her beautiful drawings. All craftsmen were represented, from the thoughtful sculptor to the inspired painter.
The highlight of the show was located upstairs. Displayed on what had been the catwalk earlier in the week, Burberry’s new collection left us speechless. More masterpieces than simple clothes, inspired from the pages of Virginia Woolf's ‘Orlando’, you faced a collection described as “a love letter to England’s past”. Is it art mirroring culture or culture mirroring art?
Written by Camron Intern Romane Queau.
Tweet Follow @CamronPR