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Burberry was the outfitter of choice for several polar explorers, as the protective and lightweight qualities of gabardine make it well suited to cope with inhospitable conditions. The acclaimed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton wore Burberry gabardine for three polar expeditions in the early 20th century.
Every detail of the Burberry trench coat is designed to serve a purpose. Developed for the military, epaulettes displayed the rank of officers while the gun flap, buttoned at the chest, provided additional protection.
DOVER STREET MARKET, LONDON
Three original Burberry trench coats were reimagined by Dover Street Market's Rei Kawakubo and displayed in the new DSM store on London's Haymarket, together with a selection of exclusive, restored weatherproofs.
The Burberry Restored project comprises of original weatherproof coats individually sourced and proudly restored by Burberry in England.
Burberry cashmere scarves are made in Scotland and embody the brand's heritage of craftsmanship and protection against the weather. The classic cashmere scarf, featuring the iconic Burberry check, is made at a 200-year-old mill in Elgin, Scotland.
Makers House in London's Soho was the venue for the Burberry September 2016 show. The show brought together the men's and women's collections on the runway for the first time, and was available to purchase immediately afterwards.
The space remained open for the following week with an exciting programme of events and activities in collaboration with The New Craftsmen, some of Britain's finest makers, who brought the inspiration behind the runway to life.
Designed at the Burberry London studio under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey, the seasonless ‘see now, buy now’ womenswear and menswear collection is presented twice yearly on the runway at London Fashion Week.
Burberry advertising campaigns feature emerging and established British models, musicians and actors, and the brand proudly nurtures and celebrates British creative talent across a variety of projects, events and initiatives.
The Burberry September 2016 campaign was shot by Mario Testino on location at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. British models Jean Campbell, Alex Dragulele and musician Cavan McCarthy are pictured in looks from the September runway collection.
The brand's music platform Burberry Acoustic uncovers up-and-coming British artists and their talents, publishing on Burberry.com and YouTube.
Founded in 2010, the platform has commissioned over 100 performances since, from artists including Benjamin Clementine, Clare Maguire and Jake Bugg.
This exhibit was created by the British Fashion Council in collaboration with Burberry.
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