I’ve always loved London. Growing up within the hustle and bustle of commuters, teenagers and parents struggling to get their kids in the car for school was always fun to see.

Having grown up (and ‘fled the nest’ as mums would say) to start university just over a year ago, I have more of an appreciation for landmarks and art culture that our capital offers. Whenever I hear about an exhibition, I’m instantly intrigued. What’s it about? Who is it? Most importantly, where is it? Whether it be Milan, New York or Paris, get me on a plane!

One of my most recently visited exhibitions was in Clerkenwell, East London. ‘Here We Are’ focuses on a certain strand of British photography presented by Burberry.

“They provide a portrait of British Life, in nuances, both exceptional and mundane, beautiful and harsh.” explains Christopher Bailey (curator and president of the ‘Here We Are’ exhibition).

Held across three different floors at the Old Session House, it showcases a range of work from the 20th century’s most influential British photographers. This included work from Ken Russell, Martin Parr and Alasdair McLellan where he showed over 70 of his photographs. The purpose being ‘’to reflect different aspects of the British way of life.

As well as this, Burberry displayed the newest September collection freshly picked from the runway. From beautiful embellished jewelled jumpers to vintage tailored jackets. Oh, and of course, it wouldn’t have been Burberry without their classic checked print making an appearance. On top of this, Burberry hosted an evening of events including in-house talks, live music and performances throughout the fortnight.

By Eleanor Anderson

 

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