Burberry has announced the location of its upcoming September show and has also revealed plans to host a “major photographic exhibition” within the space. Moving away from Maker’s House in Soho – which they have called home for two seasons – the British brand will now be showing at Old Session’s House in Clerkenwell.
The photographic exhibition, entitled ‘Here We Are’ has been co-curated by president and chief creative officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, alongside Lucy Kumara Moore and Alasdair McLellan. It is a collection of the work of over 30 of the most celebrated social and documentary photographers of the 20th century, including Dafyyd Jones, Martin Parr, Ken Russell and McLellan, who – it was also announced today – is embarking on a new creative collaboration with the house.
“When we started thinking about curating ‘Here We Are’, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved, one which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours,” Bailey said on Instagram today. “It has been an extraordinary privilege to gather together this collection of photographs, that have influenced me so much over the years. They provide a portrait of British life, in all its nuances, both exceptional and mundane, beautiful and harsh.”
‘Here We Are’ . Our new exhibition of British photography to celebrate the Burberry September 2017 collection, 18 September – 1 October #HereWeAre . Introduced by Christopher Bailey. Tap to listen . Dafydd Jones, Magdalen Commemoration Ball, Oxford, 1988 © Dafydd Jones . Ken Russell, In Your Dreams, January 1955 © TopFoto / Ken Russell . Martin Parr, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, October 1981 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery . Alasdair McLellan, Belfast, 2005 © Alasdair McLellan
In conjunction with the exhibition, Burberry’s September collection will be inspired by “the spirit captured in British social portraiture” and will be unveiled on Saturday 16 September.
The exhibition is free for entry to the general public and opens two days after the show on Monday 18 September.
Related article: Exclusive! See The New V&A Exhibition ‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK