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Innovations at Burberry’s February collection inspired by sculptor Henry Moore

Tuesday 21 February 2017

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Inspired by British sculptor Henry Moore, Burberry presented their Febraury collection at London Fashion Week on Monday. This influence was clear in the new line, which featured many pieces with curved, innovative shapes that were reminiscent of the artist’s work. The feminine forms of the collection were a slight shift in Burberry’s styling, reconfiguring some of their traditional British shapes and staples, and seeing materials such as lace used across both the womenswear and menswear on white tops, shirts, skirts, sweats, and dresses. In the women’s line, cable knits were seen in off-the-shoulder styles, and there was a twist on the classic trench coat with a white coat that was tied at the waist with a low cut neckline and nothing underneath. Of course, the traditional trench coat in camel was seen across both lines, and menswear featured a variety of knitwear, outerwear, shirts with extra long hems, striped sweatshirts and tees.

Soft white blouses and shirts also featured, seen in a variety of ruffled designs. Knitwear was also seen in an asymmetrical skirt and an off-the shoulder grey dress. Another interesting silhouette was seen in a dark grey blazer with ballooned sleeves, while for menswear the sculpture inspired shapes were seen with a white shirt with an oversized collar than hung over the front of a black jacket, a knitwear piece that was white at the top, meeting a black ruffle running across the chest and down one arm, and finishing with a blue and black scale-like pattern on the lower half.

Other notable pieces included a white floaty dress with a blue cape over the top, a less dress with a feathered neckline, a plaid men’s shirt with a lace design across the front, a long lace dress over a red and white stripped long top, and shirts in a comic strip-esque graphic prints that were seen on both men and women, under a white lace dress on one model. The colour palette across the collection remained typical of the British brand with soft neutrals, navy and black.