Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012

 Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2012

Burberry may well be Britain’s pre-eminent fashion brand, thanks to a glorious combination of classic fashion pieces and state of the art sales technique.

The Burberry Porsum Autumn Winter 2012 fashion show was broadcast live on the big screen to locations around the world including Beijing, and Heathrow Airport. The collection was also available for immediate purchase. Clever, no?

The fashions themselves were lovely, 
yet expected.

Cord, tweed, horse-blanket and khaki coats, with pockets big enough to hold an ipad, or a small pet.
Padded pockets below a belted waist drew much attention to the hips, but not in a sex imbued hourglass style.
The vibe was quite traditionally British, wealthy country girl with a good life in the big city.
Very wearable, a modern take on the old school.

The finale was fabulous. Models strolled the runway with umbrellas as artificial rain showered  the transparent roof of the show tent from the outside, while confetti rained down onto the umbrellas from the inside.

Check out the full show below

McQ Inaugural Runway Show

Alexander McQueen diffusion line McQ had its inaugural runway show this week.

This was also Sarah Burton’s first London show, as McQueen shows have taken place in Paris for the past decade.

The McQ line itself debuted in 2006, and will be opening a flagship store on Dover Street this spring. 

The show was a theatrical spectacular.

 Models’ hair was rolled into outsized saucers, their lashes and brows powdered white as they scowled and stomped along a catwalk strewn with fallen leaves, in military coats, Black Watch tartans, quilted velvets and tulles scattered with brightly colored blooms.

Check out the show’s fantastic finale:

Temperley London Fall 2012

There’s something inherently romantic about a big fur hat, non?

Temperley London realized that magic

in their Fall 2012 collection.

A collection with achingly romantic ties to

bygone fashions from eastern Europe,

and a particularly cossack vibe so strong

you can almost hear the balalaikas ringing out…