Burberry brought briefly this cool exhibition called The Cape Reimagined to Concrete in Alserkal Avenue. You missed it? No worries, we share with you all the details.
BURBERRY: THE CAPE REIMAGINED EXHIBITION
Remember the Burberry show back in February for the London Fashion Week? They played with different and unusual ways to layer their looks. In this exhibition, we saw 30 out of the 78 capes presented at that catwalk. We loved the creativity, the use of unexpected materials and how playful it could be, if we add them to our outfits.
The inspiration behind is the art of Henry Moore, a British sculptor.
Each cape is handmade, so we are talking about couture capes. Some of the materials used were pretty unusual- for clothes at least!. Materials like ceramics, steel, wood, shells, pearls and even magnifier glasses. Of course there were also capes made out of fabrics and sequins, wool, velvet, silk, feathers, etc…
The craftsmanship behind these creations is remarkable and now you can get your hands in them. Yep! You read it well, they are open to take orders, even though some really are museum pieces.
If you order, take into account that it will take few months to have the cape or capes delivered. This is because they are custom-made and production needs of time but check them out and you will understand why we think this initiative will be a success.
Having the capes in front of your eyes, it is impossible not to appreciate the love to detail and the work and thought behind each piece. That is why we believe the waiting and the expense (I prefer to call it investment) is worthy.
It is such a shame the exhibition lasted only a few days. It would have been great to have it available for longer. Well, we leave you to enjoy the pics!