Burberry to show Henry Moore’s sculptures at this month’s Makers House show

  • Words: Spindle

More than 40 works by British sculptor Henry Moore are set to be exhibited by Burberry at their show later this month at Makers House in Soho, London. Moore’s work will be on view from 21st February on the ground floor of Makers House, with sculptures, bronzes, working models, drawings, and maquettes all on display. The exhibition will also be accompanied by workshops and acoustic performances. Burberry’s chief creative and chief executive officer, Christopher Bailey, said he has always been fascinated by Moore’s artwork, and the exhibition of his work is designed to reflect the artist’s huge contribution to art. His abstract sculptures were also the inspiration behind the brand’s second see-now, buy-now collection, “Looking at, and thinking about, his work set up a series of conversations as we began working on our latest collection,” Bailey commented, “I’m excited to be showing our February collection alongside the remarkable work of the artist that inspired it.”

Burberry has also unveiled the images from their latest campaign, which were fittingly shot at the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire by photographer Josh Olins. The shoot stars models Amber Witcomb, Tom Fool, Nora Attal, Jess Cole, Maya Gunn, Sophie Hamilton, Tamara Long, Elfie Reigate, Ella King, Myles Dominique, Alex K, Henry Kitcher and Tom Walmsley. The influence of Moore’s work can be seen in the arty-vibe of the collection, seeing interesting layering, shapes, and silhouettes. Key pieces include a tumbled gabardine trench, a striped cotton jersey, a white cotton shirtdress, and a funnel beck cable-knit jumper. A short video to accompany the shoot also shows the looks interspersed with shots of the artist’s sculptures.

The exhibition will take place from 21-27th February 2017 at Makers House, Soho, London.