Burberry pays homage to British portrait photography at old London courthouse
Fashion brand Burberry might have a global sales footprint, but it is still quintessentially British. Over the years it has turned its high-end brand into a powerful creative property that embraces music, art, and entertainment – and if you listen to the company’s chief creative officer, Christopher Bailey, it is this creative flair that has been instrumental to Burberry’s success over the past few years.
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Now, the company is celebrating British portrait photography between 18 September and 01 October. Bailey himself will curate a temporary show, titled Here We Are, alongside photographer Alasdair McLellan and Claire de Rouen founder Lucy kumara Moore. The show will be hosted at London’s Old Sessions House – a former courthouse that will soon be transformed into a private members club by Sätila Studios. The show is very on-brand for the British clothier, which has often combined themes of Englishness and artistry to create a recognizable international presence in the fashion world.
Bailey said: “When we first started thinking about curating Here We Are, I knew I wanted it to celebrate a certain strand of British photography that I have always loved – one which documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours. They provide a portrait of British life, in all its nuances, both exceptional and mundane, beautiful and harsh.”
Citing the influence of director Ken Russell’s work – and the show will include some of his previously unseen shots – Bailey continued: “it’s the spirit of those photographs – sometimes ironic, sometimes tender, always truthful – that has guided our September collection.”
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