Burberry is launching an exhibition of British photography to celebrate its “see now, buy now” collection, which will be unveiled at London Fashion Week next month.
The exhibition, called “Here we Are”, will focus on the British way of life and character and will be held over three floors in the rooms of Old Sessions House, Burberry’s new show venue in Clerkenwell. It will feature more than 200 works by photographers including Dafydd Jones, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Shirley Baker, Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Jo Spence, Ken Russell, Charlie Phillips, Karen Knorr, Janette Beckman and Andy Sewell.
Christopher Bailey, president and chief creative officer at Burberry, said: “When we 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 that documents the many and varied tribes and clans and classes that make up this island of ours.
“It’s the spirit of those photographs – sometimes ironic, sometimes tender, always truthful – that has guided our September collection. Together they will form an exhibition in our new show space, celebrating a very British way of life and way of dressing.’
Burberry’s September collection for men and women will be presented at Old Sessions House on 16 September at 7pm. The full collection will be available for immediate purchase globally, and will also be exhibited at Old Sessions House.