Fashion And Photography Combine Absolutely Fabulously In A Old Courthouse

Here we are, Old Sessions House ★★★★☆

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Fashion And Photography Combine Absolutely Fabulously In A Old Courthouse Here we are, Old Sessions House 4
The grand setting of the exhibition.

London Fashion Week is upon us. But it would be so passe, darling simply to be content with a new clothing range on a catwalk.

Burberry has pulled out all the stops, placing their designs in a former courthouse in Clerkenwell. To top it off, there's a curated collection of over 200 photographs scattered throughout the building, which complement the garments.

Some of the designs in the exhibition.

It's an ab fab idea — the stylish clothing, society photographs (the work of over 30 photographers, each of them documenting a different element of 20th century life and society) and distressed interiors of the building, knitting together in aesthetic harmony.

Each room has a theme: gardens, revelry and football among them. We get poignant portraits like Charlie Phillips' snap of a mixed race couple in Notting Hill in the 1960s, to the jovial scene of umbrellas being inverted in the rain outside the Tower of London. It's a heady mix — especially given the sheer vastness of We Are Here.

Over 200 photographs to see.

The Old Sessions House's architecture is full of surprises (we keep stumbling upon new rooms). The neon lights in the stairwells, meanwhile, lend the walls an unearthly glow.

This, it would seem, is the place to be seen right now — catch it before it goes out of style.

More stylishly arranged clothing

Here We Are is at Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0NA until 1 October. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 19 September 2017