Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry has launched Makers House running alongside London Fashion Week, presenting an exhilarating exhibition combining craft and fashion.

What more could one want from an exhibit?

Burberry Makers House

Unable to attend the latest exhibition I decided to scroll through my images from the previous Makers House, quickly realising that I stupidly had not shared the experience with you.

So here is a flashback to get you excited for the next one.

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Set in Manette Street, Burberry took over the grounds collaborating with The New Craftsmen a brand I’ve mentioned here previously.

A free exhibition is always great but obviously also means jam-packed, so go early. You’ll notice my photographs aren’t the best quality due to weaving through people and snapping as quickly as possible.

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The house presented Britain’s finest makers bringing Burberry’s latest collection to life with incredible installations, and demonstrations from inspirational artisans.

Skip back in time and into the grounds of Manette Street, striking sculptures lined the walkway quite literally pointing you in the direction of creativity.

Burberry Makers House

Thomas’s Café was beautifully presented with blooms and food displayed in hand-painted ceramics.

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

You walk around surrounded with craftsmen demonstrating their impressive skills, and instantly feel the passionate energy the artisans have towards their work.

Burberry Makers House

Thomas Merrett stood sculpting turning clay into an impressive art form.

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Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Check out Pedro da Costa Felgueiras eye-catching sculptures, we watched as Pedro demonstrated a mixture of traditional Japanese lacquer techniques.

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The results are totally incredible.

Burberry Makers House

One of my favourites was this stunning vessel created with solid gold wire sliced to create gold-dot adornments and was such a popular piece it sold by the end of the event.

Burberry Makers House

The walls throughout the exhibition were lined with inspirational imagery presented in imaginative ways.

Burberry Makers House

Rachel Scott demonstrated her patch-working skills using materials from the runway collection covering cushions and bedspread quilts.

Burberry Makers House

If you are anything like me you’ll start keeping fabric off-cuts with the plan to one day make your own quilt.

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Don’t you just love how the walls are lined with hand-drawn sketches, watercolour paintings, fabrics and wallpaper combining a mix of how the design process comes to life?

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

You walk around fascinated by the artisans at work; it’s worth noting for next time that you can participate in workshops with the craftsmen too.

Burberry Makers House

Calligraphy is a creative skill that seems to be becoming more popular by the day, anytime I scroll through my Instagram feed it seems to be bursting with calligraphy snippets.

Burberry Makers House

Artist Rosalind Wyatt is known for creating art with words, she actually writes with a needle!

Rosalind sat demonstrating her calligraphic work on fabrics and on paper. The installation allowed visitors to add their words too, creating excitement as huge queues formed to become part of the artwork.

Burberry Makers House

The New Craftsmen also had a pop-up shop which was an essential pit stop of the exhibition. The various crafts stood out against white timber washed panelling walls.

Burberry Makers House

How striking is this beaut golden number from textile artist Georgia Kemball?

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

More of Pedro’s exceptional sculptures.

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Check out the gorgeous hand-blown glass vessels by Michael Ruh, in colours inspired by landscapes.

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

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Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

One part of the exhibition was dedicated to Burberry’s own craft – fashion.

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The top floor of the building replicated a catwalk with mannequins wrapping around the entire space.

Burberry Makers House

Gold dust – powerful military style attire.

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Nipped in waists with studded belts.

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Burberry Makers House

Shimmery sequins.

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Illustrative patterned fabrics.

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Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Burberry Makers House

Sitting down with a coffee from the café we perched in the plush courtyard garden. Taking in the incredible outdoor sculptures.

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Aqua bicycle + wicker basket = cycling goals.

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Fairy lights draped across the exterior façade with planting scaling the building  which is always a weakness of mine.

Burberry Makers House

The prettiest façade, which is quite the illusion, the windows, doors and brickwork are all painted on. I’m not kidding take another look; zoom in if you don’t believe me.

Burberry Makers House

So that was my round up of Makers House, try and not miss the next one. I predict one will happen during London Fashion Week September 2017; keep your eyes peeled here in the meantime.

Burberry Makers House

And that’s a wrap – enjoy the bum shot!

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