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Burberry Fall Winter 2010/11

8 Aug

Burberry were established in 1856 in Basingstoke England.  They have a history of traditional British style and tailoring.  They have managed to finally throw off the smell of the matching Burberry check fiasco and with the help of a high-profile campaign featuring actress Emma Watson they are making a name for themselves as British style and quality. The Spring summer campaign was gorgeous and a great success.

The Autumn Winter catwalk 2010 as a collection is a mix of sheepskin and copious amounts of lush leather handbags and boots.  It successfully matches delicate fabrics with textured wool and faux furs.  I feel it tries too hard to have an attitude and does rely very heavily on sheepskin.  It does have some highlights such as the navy tailoring and faux fur, both huge looks for Winter 2010.

The collection would benefit from some luxury burberry tweeds.  These can be found on their online shop.  They have a divine tweed dress for £450.  Still quite pricey so keep an eye out for Vintage Burberry and eBay bargains.

Tweed Making

8 Aug


Harris-Tweed 1

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Yeah, I know it’s not very rock n roll but tweed making is an amazing craft.  The best tweeds are always made in Scotland using traditional methods, with the top of the tree being Harris tweed.  I have added a few videos on the making of tweed.  If you feel inclined please give them a view so you can see the quality and tradition involved.

Chanel 2010

8 Aug

As a rule I like to promote British tweed designers and manufacturers but the latest Chanel winter collection shows in a very exaggerated manner how big tweed and faux fur are going to be.  The collection is a bit mad and cooky but has some amazing tailoring and textures. Aspects of this collection will surly be huge for Autumn winter 2010.  The prices are predictably Chanel a wool dress being £5,2010 and faux fur boots £520, these prices are crazy!  The look is easily achievable in far lower prices but still with quality brands.  The price for quality however will always be above most high street chains.

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