Get the A/W Burberry Look

Once again at London Fashion Week Christopher Bailey wowed fashion- lovers everywhere with his Burberry Prorsum collection. But if you can’t quite afford the designer brand, Models Direct explains how to get the Autumn/Winter 2010 Burberry look on a budget.

Military. The military trend from spring and summer shows is set to continue into the winter. Burberry has a history of involvement with the armed forces and this was prominent in the ‘salute to the services’ themed collection.

The trend can be achieved with jackets featuring gold buttons, numerous buckles around the sleeves and zipped pockets. Jackets also had zips around the waist to crop the jackets into shorter versions. For women, jackets were either worn open and oversized with large shoulders or trim and tailored, nipped in at the waist.



Colours.
The colours on the catwalk were all kept quite murky with greens, browns and navy being most prominent. However, things were brightened up with rich purples, vibrant blues and bright mustard shades.

Boots. Over-the-knee boots is obviously another trend that plans to stick around, with Burberry’s being thigh thigh-high, pointy-toed and in snakeskin effect. If this is a bit too daring for you, sheepskin-lined buckled boots were also seen on the catwalk in knee and ankle lengths. No doubt there will be some much more wearable versions in the high street when autumn rolls round again. Lace Lace-up boots were also a popular choice for the menswear.

Fabrics. Fur, sheepskin and leather were prominent features on the coats on the catwalk, but Models Direct recommends you go faux if you’re thinking of wearing fur. The bulkiness of these bulky fabrics were contrasted and feminised with delicate lace and satin.

All in all the Burberry collection was attractive and wearable and one that Models Direct feel will be easy to emulate for autumn and winter.

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Front Row at London Fashion Week

This is floating around the internet at the moment as probably the funniest photo from London Fashion Week (18th-22nd September) and here at Models Direct we can’t help but chuckle.

US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour seems very unimpressed by being stuck next to the fashion youngsters Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof at the Twenty8Twelve show.

A stern-faced Wintour looks obviously annoyed (look at her body language!) sitting next to Alexa and Pixie, who hugged and pulled faces throughout the show.

Ok, so if I’d have been there they probably would have annoyed me too, but does anyone else think Anna should lighten up a bit?

Boris Johnson: Fashion Icon?

Of all the people that could appear on the cover of fashion magazine British Elle who would be most likely? I’m guessing Boris Johnson would be low on that list, if you’d even consider him at all!

But, as part of the 25 years of London Fashion Week celebrations, the Mayor of London is the ‘cover-boy’ of special edition copies of October’s issue. He’s also provided the editor’s letter for the magazine, one of only three blondes who have written it!

Boris obviously felt honoured to be given the opportunity, saying: “Lorraine took what for many might seem a huge risk. Who would have expected me to grace an Elle cover – or any other fashion magazine? The capital leads the world in producing innovative designers, so I’m thrilled to have been involved in this special issue celebrating 25 years of London Fashion Week.”

Is Boris Johnson about to get a new fashion icon status? Whatever next!?

October’s edition of Elle UK celebrating 25 years of London fashion is out now.

– Kathy @ Models Direct

New York and Milan battle for the ‘Fashion Capital’ title

Models Direct: Fashion Capitals
Models Direct: Fashion Capitals

We wrote last month about the concept of a ‘Fashion Capital’, and discussed briefly why we thought the different cities nominated might be worth the title. Well, a report in The Daily Mail today claims that New York has been knocked off the fashion top spot in favour of Milan.

We talked about both in our post about this, but now we’re curious. Do you think the Italians have triumphed over the Americans, or is it just media hype? Tell us what you think –
click here to cast your vote in our poll!

– Lauren @ Models Direct