The Makers House is Burberry’s latest pride and joy. What it is: A sprawling space converted from a former bookstore that is now part Burberry’s show space, part cultural hub where British art and craftsmanship is showcased.
The British brand’s latest show saw Christopher Bailey collaborate with the Henry Moore Foundation for a collection that took the artist’s oeurve and combined it with Burberry’s longstanding codes. Moore’s sculptural art pieces not only lined the walls of the space, they also informed the ways architectural lines encircled the heel, extended from deconstructed sweaters wrapped around the shoulders, or the folds that fell gracefully sideways on beautiful coats. The cable knits were especially memorable — some were cut to become toga-like dresses, or cropped and made to look like they were shrink wrapped to the body. Shirt dresses incorporated with lace detailing will no doubt fly off the shelves at the stores (they are already up for grabs online and at stores, considering Burberry’s see-now-buy-now strategy).
During the finale, Bailey layered all manner of dramatic capes over the looks he’s just sent out. If it isn’t a reminder that fashion needs to sell and maintain its power to make people dream — at the same time, mind you — we don’t know what is.
Watch the Burberry February 2017 Collection below:
By Gerald Tan
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