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Burberry presents at Old Sessions House

Burberry has presented its September 2017 collection for men and women at its new London show venue, Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell.

The collection was unveiled across two floors of the magnificent old courthouse, which opened its doors for the first time tonight since its restoration. Guests were seated on an eclectic selection of furniture from garden seating to bus shelter benches throughout the space, with walls left bare to show the history of the almost 250-year old building.

Models who walked the show included Adwoa Aboah, Elfie Reigate, Hebe Flury, Dilone, Kiki Willems, Jean Campbell, Olympia Campbell, Toni Bagley, Jonas Gloer, Montell Martin, Xavier Hickman, and Kaia Gerber, Presley Gerber, who presented the collection to a soundtrack by Pet Shop Boys.


Cara Delevingne, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jourdan Dunn, Iris Law, HOONY, MINO, Selah Marley, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Stormzy, Maya Jama, Hayett McCarthy, Koharu Sugawara, Glenda Jackson, Loyle Carner, Kris Wu, Zhao Dongyu, Olivia Cooke, Raffey Cassidy, Bel Powley, Jüergen Teller, Blondey McCoy, Billy Gilmour, Julie Adenuga, Jordan Vickors, Paul Hameline, Lennon Gallagher, Levi Dylan, Cleo Wade, Leo Mandella, Kelvin Bueno, Kurumi Emond, Wendy Yu, Serenay Sarikaya, and Tom Emmerson.

The co-curators of the exhibition Lucy Kumara Moore and Alasdair McLellan, were also in attendance as well as ‘Here We Are’ exhibitors Gosha Rubchinskiy, Dafydd Jones, Brian Griffin, Homer Sykes, Daniel Meadows and Charlie Phillips.

The September 2017 collection

A clash of textures, colours and silhouettes: British knits over lace gowns, tartan and plastic, ceremonial jackets reworked into skirts, oversized car coats with sealed seams, socks with everything.

Key colours: Winter sorbet shades – pink, green and blue – with black, camel, red and navy

Key fabrics: Tartan and Vintage check wool, Aran, Fair Isle and Argyle knits, Plastic, Faux fur, Embroidered tulle and lace, Sketch-print cotton, Natural shearling, Seam-sealed gabardine

Key accessories: The Giant reversible tote in tartan and The Satchel in leather and exotics, Riveted clog boots with contrast laces, tartan sandals with cone heels, and loafers with kiltie fringing, Extra-long chunky-knit scarves, fingerless gloves and Argyle socks, Oversized crystal-chandelier earrings and brooches, The baseball cap in Vintage check and tartan.

Beauty: The latest make-up look and Runway Collection were also unveiled on the runway. The Runway Collection complements the tartans, sheer fabrics and sorbet shades seen in the show.

The September collection is available for immediate purchase globally, and will also be exhibited at Old Sessions House.

 ‘Here We Are’ Exhibition

Inspired by the spirit captured in British social portraiture, the Burberry September collection was unveiled alongside over 200 works of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated social and documentary photographers, which form part of ‘Here We Are,’ the brand’s exhibition exploring the British way of life and character opening from Monday 18 September – Sunday 1 October.

Curated by Christopher Bailey, President and Chief Creative Officer, Burberry, and Lucy Kumara Moore, writer, curator and Director of Claire de Rouen, and co-curated by Alasdair McLellan, ‘Here We Are’ includes never-before-seen works by Shirley Baker, Ken Russell, Alasdair McLellan and Gosha Rubchinskiy.