LONDON — Burberry is doubling its royal credentials.
The British luxury brand is celebrating King Charles III’s gardens in Highgrove, the private residence of the monarch, with four illustrated scarves named after the four seasons.
The delicately illustrated scarves are made from organic silk and finished with hand-rolled edges using drawings from Royal Drawing School graduate, Sammi Lynch.
The British artist specializes in painting and printmaking by way of landscapes with a focus on space, texture and light. He’s been awarded an artist’s residency at The King’s Foundation at Dumfries House, in Scotland and Italy.
The scarves are available to purchase from Burberry’s website and global stores, as well as Highgrove Gardens’ website and stores.
The brand said it “shares the commitment of The King’s Foundation” and to support the “arts, passing the legacy of craft and artistry to the next generation.”
Ahead of the king’s coronation earlier this year, Burberry partnered with Highgrove Gardens on a limited-edition scarf made from organic silk featuring the architecture of the garden with silver birch and magnolia trees, as well as birds and dragonflies, wildflowers such as delphinium, yellow rattle, snowdrop, ox-eye daisy, early purple orchids and fritillary.
The collaboration is a token of shared values between Burberry and Highgrove Gardens with an emphasis on the environment, nature and craftsmanship — all of which the king has supported with his charity The Prince’s Trust.
In the wake of the queen’s death last year, Burberry CEO Jonathan Akeroyd said the late monarch “will forever be remembered with deep admiration, respect and affection by everyone at Burberry. We join the royal family in mourning her loss.”
More than 800 companies, in Britain and elsewhere, are Royal Warrant holders, supplying goods and services to the royals. Although these companies do not have to follow royal protocol and pause business, many of them made the decision to do so.
Reposted from wwd.com