Makers House

Our exhibition was open for a week following the September show. The inspiration and craft behind the collection was celebrated in partnership with The New Craftsmen.

Thomas’s Cafe

A pop-up of our all-day dining destination at 121 Regent Street served fare inspired by the menu at Thomas’s

A series of rooms inspired by Nancy Lancaster’s interiors, referencing prints from the collection

Meet the Makers

Our partner, The New Craftsmen, curated some of the most talented artists, designers and creators who are dedicated to producing the best of British culture, artefacts and craft methods.

Aimee Betts and Jessica Light

Aimee Betts and Jessica Light

Aimee and Jessica worked alongside other embroidery experts on creating exquisitely precise and decorative embellishments for the bed in Makers House, using the process of passementerie.
The Burberry archivists

The Burberry archivists

The team took a journey through pivotal themes from Burberry’s history, including its British military heritage, the dressing of pioneering aviators and polar explorers and its dedication to craftsmanship.
Grant McCaig

Grant McCaig

Silversmith Grant demonstrated a variety of metalworking techniques, including explaining how small keepsakes can be made using the traditional method of sand casting.
Holly Frean

Holly Frean

Holly set up her studio in the tent at Makers House, where visitors were able to have their portrait painted in miniature.
JAMESPLUMB

JAMESPLUMB

Interiors assemblage artistic duo Hannah Plumb and James Russell presented ’Reading Steps’, an installation of unconventional beauty that becomes not a means to go somewhere but a destination in itself.
King’s Troop

King’s Troop

Three saddlers showcased a selection of military tack and uniform displays, while demonstrating their craft. Exclusive key rings made by the King’s Troop were available to personalise and purchase.
Marlène Huissoud

Marlène Huissoud

Using hand-engraving techniques, Marlène decorated and finished vessels for purchase made with propolis – a resin produced by bees, the aroma of which evokes the smell of polished country house furniture.
Pedro da Costa Felgueiras

Pedro da Costa Felgueiras

Pedro demonstrated a mixture of traditional Japanese lacquer techniques including Junkin-Hiramefun, where solid gold wire is finely sliced to create gold-dot adornments.
Pin Drop

Pin Drop

A series of short readings were performed by actors and actresses curated by Burberry, Pin Drop and BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, with the majority of readings focusing on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.
Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Stationed by the bed at Makers House, Rachel created a unique, one-off patchwork cushion cover using materials from the new runway collection.
Rose de Borman

Rose de Borman

Rose demonstrated the art of silk-screen printing. Silk scarves at varying stages of completeness will be on display to show visitors how a finished design is created, layer by layer.
Rosalind Wyatt

Rosalind Wyatt

Calligrapher Rosalind selected words and phrases from the Pin Drop series of readings and showcased a variety of calligraphic techniques to create mementoes for visitors to the space.
Royal School of Needlework

Royal School of Needlework

The intricate work of the Royal School of Needlework was on display, focusing on Elizabethan styles of embroidery and in particular ‘blackwork’, to create pillowcases and cushion covers for the bed.
Shepherds and Bespoke & Bound

Shepherds and Bespoke & Bound

Focusing on the art of bookbinding: each and every step of the process was undertaken at Makers House, from stitching and binding to spine finishing, inlaying and debossing.
Thomas Merrett

Thomas Merrett

Working on a single clay sculpture, Thomas gradually created an artwork depicting the human form, allowing visitors to experience the emergence of a piece of sculptural art from concept to completion.
Tom of Holland

Tom of Holland

Tom ran a drop-in clinic for visitors to bring along love-worn garments in need of repair to be stitched, sewn and patched back to their former glory, using fabrics from the new collection.
“Our exciting collaboration with The New Craftsmen nods to both the design heritage that is so integral to Burberry and to some of Britain’s most exciting creators and their work.”

Christopher Bailey

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"To be trusted with bringing Christopher’s vision to life displays a recognition from both companies of the importance of craft, materiality, process and people."

Natalie Melton, The New Craftsmen