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Henry Moore: Inspiration and Process

This London Fashion Week at Makers House, there was an unusual creative pairing at the Burberry fashion show where over 40 pieces of Henry Moore’s sculptures were exhibited. 


The Burberry fashion show on the doubled up as the opening for the “Henry Moore: Inspiration and Process” exhibition. The clothes featured at the show mirrored the influence of Moore’s sculptures with fabrics used to sculpt the body and change proportions in unconventional ways. Trench coats were designed in a stiff double-faced wool with stitched on wide belts, shoulder capes made from antique chandeliers and lace blouses mirroring the delicate nature of Moore’s maquettes.


“I have been fascinated by the great British sculptor Henry Moore for as long as I can remember. Looking at, and thinking about, his work set up a series of conversations as we began working on our latest collection. I’m excited to be showing our February collection alongside the remarkable work of the artist that inspired it ” – Christopher Bailey, Burberry CEO & Chief Creative Officer.


The exhibition will run from the 21st – 27th February 2017 at Makers House in Soho, London with free admission. It will showcase more than 40 pieces of Henry Moore’s sculptures, working models, maquettes and drawings, WITH workshops, events and acoustic performances.


More information available here: https://www.henry-moore.org/whats-on/2017/02/08/burberry-and-the-henry-moore-foundation-announce-groundbreaking-collaboration