This Warehouse x British Museum collection celebrates British artist Mary Delaney

Warehouse has been going from strength to strength since its relaunch in September last year, with several collaborations now under its belt with the likes of Jessica Skye, Polly Sayer, Michelle Driscoll and Basma Kahie. However, the brand’s latest collaboration is a little more unexpected: the British Museum.

The high street brand has teamed up with the British institution to bring us what a collection inspired by the work of British artist Mary Delaney – and it might just be one of its most desirable collections yet.

floral dress
Warehouse

Gathered Midi Dress, £39.20 (was £49), Warehosue

Mary started producing her unique collages that imitate flowers at the age of 72 in the late 18th century. As one of the first collage artists she was a pioneer, using tiny pieces of coloured paper to create botanically accurate depictions of flowers from around the world – this Warehouse x British Museum collection celebrates everything she achieved in the final decades of her life.

floral embroidered blouse
Warehouse

Embroidered Blouse, £63.20 (was £79), Warehouse

The pieces in the collection are covered in bright floral pops set against a black background, just as Marry’s work was, resulting in a rich and moody palette perfect for autumn.

graphic flower jumper
Warehouse

Floral Jumper, £55.20 (was £69), Warehouse

Delaney’s signature style has been reimagined as mini, midi and maxi dresses, sheer blouses, knitwear, outerwear and more. The collection has been split into two drops: the first is available to shop from today and the rest will follow on Friday 22 October. Standout pieces in the first drop include an embroidered blouse with oversized collar, a floaty high neck mini dress where Mary’s work has been reimagined with a geometric quality and a statement long-sleeve, open-back midi dress with embroidery that looks like an entanglement of wildflowers.

floral dress
Warehouse

Embroidered Midi Dress, £103.20 (was £129), Warehouse

The British Museum comments: ‘ It is a joy to see the botanical artwork of Mary Delaney interpreted and applied to contemporary fashion. Housing the national collection of print and drawings, The British Museum is excited to share a part of its collection in this way.’

geometric floral dress
Warehouse

Mini Dress, £55.20 (was £69), Warehouse

Shop the Warehouse x British Museum collection online now (where there’s also currently 20 per cent off everything, site-wide).