During London Fashion Week Burberry's runway included 78 couture capes. I was so excited to be asked to provide ceramic elements for use in 3 of the capes; The Anthracite, The Tile and The Ceramic Lace capes. Annabel and Tom from the Burberry print team came to me with various ideas taking inspiration from Henry Moore's process and sculptures, which we worked through and sampled. Burberry seamstresses then put the capes together and I was amazed with the results!
The Show is open to the public at Makers House, until Monday 27th Feb. Here are photos of the capes I worked on and my round up of the show.
The Tile cape was made up of a multitude of shapes all cut like test tiles to resemble Henry Moore's working process.
Macramé lace, woven in Switzerland on traditional looms, was used on many of the garments on the ready-to-wear runway. The lace was imprinted onto the porcelain clay and wired together to allow The Ceramic Lace cape to be draped over the body.
A book of all of the capes is available featuring beautiful black and white images of the couture capes.
Below are a couple of the couture capes I loved.
"Each one is a unique collector's piece incorporating unexpected materials and intricate techniques."
The runway how can be watched on the Makers House website here.
The exhibition of capes will leave London after 27th Feb and visit cities including Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles.