While London Fashion Week came and went without me attending any of the shows, I was left feeling disappointed and annoyed that I had missed all of the amazing events. As I was scrolling around I happened upon the information for the Burberry Maker’s House Exhibition. I quickly planned my excursion to the famous house and I was left reeling with feelings of amazement and sheer inspiration.
Walking into the Makers House through an old tunnel structure that is lined with marble statues and I enter a modern marble garden that is overflowing with plants and greenery. Walking into the studio, there are several exhibits that all revolve around Burberry and the brand. There is a station where one could learn calligraphy, there was one where a man was painting, and another was sculpting. There was a display of vintage Burberry pieces, including a classic men’s Burberry trench coat from the 1920s. There was even a room with a large spiral staircase that had a woman sitting at the top and there was a live reading, which was amazing.
The room next to the exhibits was a huge mood board that was incredible to witness. There were tons of sketches, fabric swatches, and inspiration photographs. It was so interesting to see all of the thought and creative energy that goes all of the designs. After exploring downstairs, I ventured upstairs and was absolutely blown away. In the upstairs portion of the exhibit, the entire Burberry Fall collection was displayed in the form of a runway. It was incredible to see the entire collection up close and personal, so personal you could even try on some of the clothes and purchase them.
This whole experience was one of the coolest things that I have ever done in my entire life. Getting up close and personal with the clothes was a once in the lifetime experience. Learning and absorbing all that happens behind the scenes, whether it is through the calligraphy, sculpting, and painting that is all part of the creative process that is usually not publicized or talked about was incredibly cool. The room that was a mood board was easily one of the coolest things that I have ever seen and will not be something that I will easily forget.
From London With Love,