Caped Crusader: Burberry Looks to Henry Moore for Inspiration

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Caped Crusader: Burberry Looks to Henry Moore for Inspiration. Selvedge, September/October 2017 (78). pp. 62-65. ISSN 9-771742-254037-78

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Abstract / Summary

The February 2017 collection by the designer Christopher Bailey that linked the world of fashion with the sculpture of Henry Moore. Christopher Bailey demonstrates, with his 78-look Burberry collection, direct inspiration from renowned British 20th century sculptor Henry Moore - the man himself, the process and the work. A voluptuous aesthetic is typical of Moore’s larger-than-life, bronze figures – his elemental forms include mother and child, reclining and draped bodies that are simultaneously classic and contemporary.
Proportions are frequently shifted and Bailey pays homage to this by dislocating and displacing both structural lines and designed details, repositioning waists and hips. Sculptural and conceptual, but also wearable, Christopher Bailey’s capes emphasise chance, resourcefulness and intuition – all essential components of the creative process.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 9-771742-254037-78
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles > Fashion
Arts > Sculpture
Fashion & Textiles > Textiles
Courses by Department: The Fashion & Textiles Institute > Fashion Design
Depositing User: Sarah Braddock-Clarke
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 15:05
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:26


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