Burberry and the Henry Moore Foundation announce groundbreaking collaboration
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
In an exciting new collaboration, which will see Britain's greatest sculptor, Henry Moore as the inspiration for contemporary creativity, Burberry and the artist’s Foundation will jointly present a major exhibition celebrating Burberry’s new February collection alongside the work and creative process of the artist that inspired it.
The exhibition, entitled Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process, will open at Burberry's Makers House following the launch of the February 2017 collection. The unique display will provide visitors with a rare opportunity to explore Moore’s working methods and the evolution of his iconic sculptural ideas in an intimate setting in the heart of London. Makers House first opened as an exhibition space in September 2016 and will reopen with free admission from 21–27 February. Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process will feature the following:
- An exhibition of over 40 of Moore’s sculptures, monumental bronzes, working models, drawings and maquettes. Works on show will include Mother and Child: Block Seat (1983–84), Draped Reclining Mother and Baby (1983) and Torso with Point (1967).
- Burberry’s February 2017 collection for men and women.
- A programme of workshops, events and acoustic performances.
“I have been fascinated by the great British sculptor Henry Moore for as long as I can remember – his work has always had a powerful influence on me. Looking at, and thinking about, his work set up a series of conversations as we began working on our latest collection. The result is an incredibly enriching collaboration with his Foundation which has extended well beyond our show, and into an extraordinary exhibition of his work and process at Makers House. Moore’s work on display will be a shining example of the creativity and enormous contribution he made to the development of contemporary art in the UK and way beyond, and I’m excited to be showing our February collection alongside the remarkable work of the artist that inspired it ”
Today, Burberry also revealed two looks from its upcoming collection in a new campaign shot on location at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. Building on the brand’s new show format, both looks previewed in the campaign can be pre-ordered exclusively from today, for delivery from the moment they are revealed on the runway. The February 2017 collection will be unveiled as part of the brand’s second straight-to-consumer show on Monday 20 February, following which the collection will be available to purchase immediately.