Dafydd Jones, Magdalen Commemoration Ball, Oxford, 1988 c Dafydd Jones.jpg

Photo: Dafydd Jones, Magdalen Commemoration Ball, Oxford, 1988 © Dafydd Jones

Alasdair McLellan, Belfast, 2005 c Alasdair McLellan.jpg

Photo: Alasdair McLellan, Belfast, 2005 © Alasdair McLellan

Ken Russell, In Your Dreams, January 1955 c TopFoto_ Ken Russell.jpg

Photo: Ken Russell, In Your Dreams, January 1955 © TopFoto / Ken Russell

Martin Parr, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, October 1981  c Martin Parr _ Magnum Photos _ Rocket Gallery.jpg

Photo: Martin Parr, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, October 1981 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Burberry to host major photography exhibition, `Here We Are'.jpg

This month, Burberry will present its see-now-buy-now September collection at the Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, London, followed by an exhibition.

Curated by Christopher Bailey, chief creative officer of Burberry, Lucy Kumara Moore, writer and founder of Claire de Rouen, and photographer Alasdair McLellan, Here We Are is a photography exhibition which makes commentary on the British way of life through social portraiturethe muse behind the fashion collection.

(Related: The Burberry DK88 Guide To The Best Brit Spots In SG)

“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,” Bailey explains.

Featuring over 200 works by more than 30 celebrated documentary photographers, the impressive line-up includes Dafydd Jones, Bill Brandt, Brian Griffin, Shirley Baker, Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Jo Spence, Ken Russell, Charlie Phillips, Karen Knorr, Janette Beckman, Andy Sewell and McLellan himself, who has been revealed to be Burberry’s latest creative collaborator.

(Related: Yenny Then Visits The Burberry: The Cape Reimagined Exhibition In Tokyo)

Explore the exhibition across all three floors of the heritage landmark, which opens to the public for the first time since its restoration. The photographic works will be displayed thematically with the fashion collection, reflecting different aspects of British living.

Here We Are will end its run at Old Sessions House on 1 October 2017, after which the 18th century Grade II-listed building will undergo transformation into a private club by Sätila Studios.

Burberry’s September collection will be presented at Old Sessions House on September 16 and exhibited as part of the Here We Are photography exhibition, from  September 18 to October 1, 2o17.

Tags: exhibition, photography, burberry, Christopher Bailey, Shirley Baker, Dafydd Jones, Charlie Phillips, Jo Spence, Brian Griffin, Janette Beckman, Burberry september collection, Alasdair McLellan, Old Sessions House, Ken Russell, Martin Parr, Bill Brandt, Karen Knorr, Andy Sewell