–The collection is a love letter to women and to families, colleagues and friends. We went to Wales and were inspired by the warmth of its artistic and poetic heritage, by its folklore and the soul of its craft. The woman is courageous, grounded, bold: heroic. There is a sense of protection in the clothes, of safety and comfort, evoked through quilting and blankets. The hearts are a symbol of togetherness, of being there for others. – Sarah Burton, Creative Director
Inspired by the Welsh traditions, spunto falle spaccettature della tradiione celtica: from quilt inspirations and textiles treatments, to traditional colors and fabrics and some iconic elements of the national custome.
Sarah Burton rielaborates the ancient with a modern twist. The result is a dualism between strength and fragility that she perfectly translates in a collection in which austerity tailoring cohexist with soft blanket dresses, and coats cohexit.
The collection is a celebration of the feminine beauty.
It comes out a è coraggiosa ed eroica woman, a warrior con una certa dolcezza
1. Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt (St. Fagans National History Museum)
Quilt made by James Williams, a military tailor who recycled scraps of woolen cloths he had used to craft the uniforms he made by day.
2. The Red House – St. Fagans Museum
Also known as Kennixton Farmhouse XXXX
3. Welsh traditional shawls
Burton’s inspirations include traditional shawls in which Welsh men used to wrap their children. A symbol of protection, caring and kindness as Sarah Burton herlself says. ( link PIN)7
4. Welsh love spoons
Love spoons were a traditional welsh gift with a romantic purpose. They were carved from wood and shaped with motifs of love and eternity.
5. Deliverance 2004
Reference to patchwork technique already used from Lee McQueen himself in the dance marathon “Deliverance” (SS 2004)