Monday saw the debut of Burberry’s second-ever “see now, buy now” ready-to-wear collection. And, as with most of the British house’s runway shows, it was a complete spectacle.
Located at London’s Makers House, the show reflected much of the inspiration designer Christopher Bailey drew from iconic artist Henry Moore. Shortly after models walked a runway lined with sculptures by Moore, over 40 pieces from the artist were put on display alongside the clothes they inspired.
Moore’s hand-drawn cartoons of screaming faces were also emblazoned on a few shirts and sweatshirts.
Last September marked Burberry’s first attempt at blending mens- and womenswear on the runway, but the label truly hit the mark with the combined presentation this season. The men’s clothing incorporated pieces of Moore’s personal style — crisp shirts and high-waisted trousers — while the women’s took inspiration from the structural aspects of his sculptures.
The collection is available now on Burberry.com, and the Makers House exhibition, Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process, will run until February 27.