Burberry X Henry Moore
I’ve said this earlier and will say it again… Art knows no bounds. Essentially, a canvas could be anything ranging from a huge wall to, well, literally a canvas. One of my favourite among an array of mediums? Fashion, off course! Many artists choose to showcase their artwork via design and I, for one, have always appreciated such pieces since they stand as a reflection of the intimate ties between the culture of fashion and art.
So, this season, when the luxury label synonymous with eternal class and sophistication – Burberry decided to take its brand into the future, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the – ‘see now, buy now’ spring collection. By going back in the past, their creative director Christopher Bailey considered British sculptor – Henry Moore’s works of art as the source of inspiration. The pre-eminent artist’s interest in the human body, landscape and nature have been evident in his forms.
To top that, they create a picture of humanity as a powerful natural force. And whilst growing up, Burberry’s CEO found the artist’s semi-abstract figures, oh-so overwhelming. No wonder the styles are made with immense passion and integrity. The brand has also explored sculptural shapes and eclectic motifs in their line. It’s all so very personal to Mr. Bailey.
All their ready-to-wear silhouettes are intricately textured and shaped. Having a keen eye for juxtaposition, their cuts are radical and emit a certain edgy vibe. Well, speaking of my take, I noticed that wool is their key element. Also in terms of fabrics – crochet along with lace have been incorporated. That’s when, I considered keeping an abstract and modish aesthetic, and style looks by making it all, my very own.