Burberry is making a major change at London Fashion Week

And we’re all for it

(Image credit: Dafydd Jones, Magdalen Commemoration Ball, Oxford, 1988 © Dafydd Jones)

And we’re all for it

It’s out with the old and in with the new for Burberry, who have just announced a brand new venue for their London Fashion Week show.

The British fashion brand will also be hosting a major photography exhibition in the show space, named Here We Are, at the Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, from 18th September to 1st October 2017.

Curated by Burberry President and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, it will showcase the work of over 30 of the 20th century’s most celebrated social and documentary photographers, like Alasdair McLellan, Shirley Baker and Ken Russell.

Ken Russell, In Your Dreams, January 1955 © TopFoto

Highlights will include never-before-seen prints, as well as portrayals of London communities from the past few decades.

Christopher Bailey said he was excited to be able to present British life in all its nuances, and given the past months' events, it's certainly something to be celebrated.


Martin Parr, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, October 1981 © Martin Parr

Alongside the exhibition, there will be workshops too, and you can get tickets using the above link.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, you’ll be happy to hear that Burberry’s new collection will be presented at the same venue on Saturday 16 September at 7pm, and that you’ll be able to buy it all straight away.

We can't wait.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.