Burberry Turns To Artist Henry Moore For Inspiration

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Christopher Bailey, the chief creative and chief executive officer of Burberry took inspiration from artist  Henry Moore’s sculptures for his AW17 collection presented at the at London Fashion Week.

The designer said:  "I grew up very close to where he was born. I'm very privileged that we had a sculpture park close by. My formative years were spent there," he continued. "He's been a big influence, but I never really got under the skin of his work, and for this collection it just felt right."

“I’ve been inspired by Henry Moore all my adult life and I tried to put something of the way he thought about three-dimensional form and sculpture into the clothes. Texture was also important to him and that led me to the laces and the shearlings.”

Moore, who died in 1986, was known for his bronze sculptures, some of which were on display at the Burberry show venue.

-Devashree Goenka