Written by Ian Thompson | 03 October 2017
Once again, we’re delighted to have been asked by Burberry to supply Schläppi Aloof and Noble mannequins for their September 2017 Collection and exhibition entitled ‘Here We Are’.
Like their previous show, Burberry has staged an exhibition to accompany the presentation of their collection – this year an exhibit of photography exploring British life featuring 200 works by more than 30 photographers: 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.
The show is curated by Christopher Bailey, Lucy Kumara Moore and co-curated by British photographer Alasdair McLellan. Alasdair has been appointed as a ‘creative collaborator’ at Burberry where he will publish images specifically created for the brand. Set against the stripped back structure of the building and its Palladian style architecture, Burberry’s exhibition, and 2017 Collection offer a unique window into British history. Burberry has successfully illustrated its rich heritage as well as offering an insight into their future creative pathway.
Headless Schläppi 6000 Aloof female mannequins and Schläppi 7000 Noble male mannequins were used throughout the exhibition and staged in a grid formation in various rooms. 10 Aloof mannequins were used inside the grand entrance hall, placed along the mezzanine, greeting visitors are they arrived. Burberry has used the mannequins as a way of getting the public close to their collections, right after the runway presentation. The collection is shown in mixed formation with male and female collections side by side in multiple spaces.
‘Here We Are’ was at The Old Sessions House, London.
18 September – 01 October
Old Sessions House
22 Clerkenwell Green