Style & Grooming

Portraits of British Youth in Burberry by Gosha Rubchinskiy

Exclusive: The designer and photographer presents a new series as part of the brand’s exhibition, Here We Are

  • TextTed Stansfield

In June, Gosha Rubchinskiy staged his S/S18 collection at an off-schedule show in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Here, he unveiled a surprise collaboration with Burberry featuring clever reworkings of trench coats, harrington jackets, raincoats and the brand’s iconic check. And that collaboration is not over. For the Burberry’s Here We Are exhibition, opening on September 18, the designer has shot a series of portraits of British youth wearing the label.

“Following our collaboration for my S/S18 collection, Christopher and I wanted to extend our relationship,” Rubchinskiy tells Another Man. “When he asked me to be a part of a special project he was putting together for his September show I was thrilled. This time I would put forward the photographer, not the designer and we are very excited about the result. I’m happy to show my point of view, how I see British culture in a mix of iconic images with today’s youth.”

In addition to these portraits, the designer and photographer will showcase projections and installations over two rooms of Old Sessions venue, which is also the site of Burberry’s S/S18 show. Rubchinskiy will be joined by over 30 celebrated photographers who will present works exploring the British way of life. These photographers include Shirley Baker and Ken Russell, Karen Knorr, Charlie Phillips and Brian Griffin.

Featuring over 200 works in total, Here We Are is curated by Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Claire de Rouen’s Lucy Kumara Moore, as well as photographer and Another Man contributor Alasdair McLellan who will present over 70 of his own photographs. It will be the largest number of his works shown to date, and include four bodies of work shot in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in addition to previously unseen photos.

Here We Are is at Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green London, EC1, from September 18 – October 1.