Street Style: London Summer Hotsteppers for Evening Standard

We papped London’s best dressed in the sun

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o celebrate the amazing British Summer we’re having, Evening Standard asked us to pap the best dressed Londoners in their Summer garms. Here come the hot steppers… 

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Eshan Kali wears Brooklyn Circus jacket, YMC shorts, Vivienne Westwood shoes and bag, Laird hat.

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Katie Fitzgerald is a seamstress at The Gathering Goddess studios, pictured in Notting Hill. She wears Topshop dress, Scholl sandals, Tiger sunglasses, purse from Spitalfields Market.

Katy-Lowenhoff

Katy Lowenhoff is a dancer for Matthew Bourne pictured in Holborn. She wears vintage jacket, New York baseball top, Topshop shoes, Mango dress and a vintage bag.

James Taylor

James Taylor is a Graphic Designer pictured on Broadway Market. He wears American Apparel T-shirt, Beyond Retro shorts, Nike trainers and Sandqvist bag.

Lola-Campillo

Lola Campillo is a receptionist pictured in Spitalfields. She wears dress from Camden Passage market, shoes Primark, bag Hackney market and sunglasses from Portobello market.

Anna Bending

Anna Bending, a photographer and freelancer at Topshop wears Primark Tshirt dress and Schuh trainers.

Deano Bugatti

 

Deano Bugatti is an actor pictured in London Fields. He wears H&M shorts, Primark shirt and trainers, The Box sunglasses and hat from New York.

Street Style: Gizem’s Faux Fur on Carnaby St

See Gizem’s super chic Winter style whilst shopping in London.

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]izem Yalcin was looking super chic whilst shopping on Carnaby Street. She wears ASOS coat, Massimo Dutti jeans, Prada boots, Forever 21 jumper, Ted Baker bag and Ray Ban sunglasses. Gizem Yalcin

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Burberry’s 5 Most Beautiful Stores

See how Burberry have combined digital technology with heritage for their flagship stores.

Burberry Regent Street

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom Major Jackson’s Arctic Circle expeditions, Claude Grahame-White’s record flight over Great Britain, Roald Amundsen’s first reach of the South Pole to Captain John Alcock’s first non-stop transatlantic flight, the only thing these amazing people had in common, besides their bravery, was the trust they had in Thomas Burberry’s craft. The brand came a long way from making coats that  resisted drastic flight conditions and tents that braved arctic temperatures to make their British  heritage known to the entire world.  So how does the Burberry brand manage to stick to its roots with the famous black, tan and red check pattern while still staying modern? Let’s not forget the British fashion empire was one of  the few luxury brands that kept their profit high even during recent financially challenging years. One could say that the fashion house represents an interesting medley of tradition, represented  by quality tailoring and a classic style, with a constant infusion of modernity, by implementing  technological advances and digital media in their artistic endeavours.  Case in point, their largest store in the world, Burberry Regent Street. It can be called a fashion store, but a more accurate description would be a playground, with it’s spectacular blend of fashion and technology. It has an extensive  product selection from all the brand’s lines, but that’s not the most impressive feat. What about the  magic mirror that not only pictures you wearing one of their precious items, but also shows you how  that coat was made and how it looked on the runway? I imagine that’s what Snow White would do  if she got hold of her stepmother’s mirror. She probably wouldn’t have an iPad though, like the staff  members have here. With their help, you can easily find what you’re looking for in this gigantic store.  If you’re a social media enthusiast, the store has a WiFi service for guests so you can tweet impressions, share photos of your purchases or just show the world how impressive the flagship store is. So step inside, try on a dress, chill on their sofas and watch a 3D hologram runway show while  listening to some of Britain’s emerging musical talents play an acoustic set on the stage.

Burberry Australia Flagship

So what do other Burberry stores  around the world have to offer to top this?  This time in Sydney, the home of Burberry’s Australian flagship, mixing cutting-edge technology with the sober décor, high ceilings, imposing marble columns, benches and floors inherited from the buildings former life as a bank. Once again, there are  giant video walls broadcasting high-definition content and VIP guests making themselves at home with personal iPod docks in their changing rooms. Due to its incredible success in Asia, which became one of its most profitable markets, Burberry opened a flagship store in Beijing. While the interior follows the same technologically advanced décor, the most stunning aspect is the building’s architecture. The stores I mentioned  previously were all proud of their historic locations but Burberry went back to the future with this one. A large black box-shaped structure covered in the iconic check pattern and displaying no windows, just two large LED screens on its exterior walls, showing content broadcasted from their London headquarters. The launch of the store featuring a catwalk with hologram models and a Keane concert, made sure they made their entry with a bang.

Burberry BeijingThe designers of the Paris store scaled down the eccentricity but still managed to incorporate the Burberry Retail Theatre (the concept defining the selection of screens and iPads spread across the store). A minimalistic glass staircase takes you through four floors of Burberry collections. The classic trench coats are still there, as is the signature check, but all the incorporated technology makes it a dynamic shopping experience.  Finally there’s New York. Burberry’s 57th finding its home in a new modern building with an asymmetric façade made of stone, glass and  metal, subtly referencing the brand’s famous pattern. The windows are decorated seasonally, with lights, greenery or giant snowflakes; always an eye-catching display in a sea of luxury brands. Step inside to a large dramatic staircase leading you to six floors of style. If walking six flights of stairs doesn’t sound fun, they’ve made it more tempting, by installing an optical illusion staircase that appears to be floating. The rest of the store  is covered in hardwood panels, shiny skylights and glass displays with a few quirks (like a few  sheep dolls spread around the store). With all the modern technology involved in their online and physical stores, Burberry probably has as many digital media directors as seamstresses. Even so, the brand didn’t forget its heritage, and they keep successfully reinventing a classic even after 157 years.

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Street Style: Savile Row’s Suitable Boys For Evening Standard

The men are looking extra dapper for London Collections: Men. Style inspiration here..

The menfolk are gathering for the capital’s three-day fashion extravaganza — just for chaps. The fourth season of London Collections: Men started today and it’s not only on the runway that the sharply styled are geared to walk. Hannah Bodsworth discovers the city’s most dashing gents in and around Savile Row for Evening Standard.

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Shaun BrennanShaun Brennan, 26, is an undercutter at Stowers Bespoke. He wears Stowers Bespoke suit and Loake shoes.

James WeirSavile Row tailor James Weir in John Lobb shoes and John Smedley knitwear.

Nuno RodriguesNuno Rodriguez, a sales consultant at Ozwald Boateng, wears an Ozwald Boateng suit and handmade shoes.

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Artist Ewan M wears a camouflage suit, shirt, tie and shoes, all from Richard James.

William GilchristStylist William Gilchrist wears a Richard Anderson suit and George Cleverley shoes.

Richard BentSavile Row tailor Richard Bent, 30, from London, wears a William Hunt suit and shoes.

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Street Style: London Christmas Shoppers for Evening Standard

Hip London boys and girls Christmas shopping in the West End

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Evening Standard wanted to see hip London boys and girls Christmas shopping in the West End, and on a clear and crisp afternoon trawling Oxford Circus, Regent Street, Carnaby Street and St Martins Courtyard, inspiring style was everywhere. Here’s our favorite fashionable folk and what they were shopping for. See The Evening Standard piece here.
Katherine FerdinandKatherine Ferdinand, 28, a milliner, shopping for underwear from Coco De Mer in Seven Dials. She wears her own hat, Eine coat and shirt, Andrew Logan brooch and vintage gloves, bag and brogues.

Reece Laurent-HughesReece Laurent-Hughes, on Regent St, Acne Jeans Wholesale Clerk. He wears Acne jacket and cords, Cos shirt, vintage Crombie coat and Dr Marten boots. He was Xmas shopping for his girlfriend.

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Lareese Craig Statement NecklaceLareese Craig from Brighton, 22, on Oxford St, works at So Feminine mag. She was shopping for a rose winter coat in Topshop and a statement necklace from Zara which she is wearing. She wears oversized coat from Barnados, boots, top and trousers from Zara and bag from H&M.Alina MilosAlina Milos a student in London was Xmas shopping with her parents in St Martins Courtyard. She wears Max and Co coat, NW3 boots, Victor and Hugo bag and vintage hat.

Elisa CarassaiElisa Carassai on Regent St, a student in London. She wears a tailor made coat, White Pepper dress, Eyedoll jacket, Jeffrey Campbell boots. She was on a shopping spree with her mum and bought tartan trousers, a denim jacket and some dresses in Urban Outfitters.

Thomas DanielsThomas Daniels, on Carnaby St, 21, is a student in Bath. He wears Topman coat, Kooples scarf, Abercrombie jeans, Nike Air trainers and Carharrat hat. He was on his way to dinner and bought a shirt from TM Lewin to wear tonight.

Tillie ChittaTillie Chitta, 20, from Surrey shopping on on Carnaby St. She wears tartan leggings, scarf, faux fur hat and tartan leggings all H&M with a Longchamp bag and Dr Marten boots. She had just bought Office pumps and was looking for Timberland boots.

Amy MccowieAmy Mccowie on Carnaby St,18, works in retail. She wears a Bershka jumper, Topshop dress, New Look shirt, Dr Marten boots, Urban Outfitters hat, Primark bag. She just bought silver studded Dr Marten boots.

Jaimes EmmanuelleJaimes Emmanuellle, on Regent St, 25, a fashion student from London. He wears vintage coat and glasses, Nike Air Max trainers, All Saints bag, Primark hat and gloves which he just bought from Beyond Retro.

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Street Style: Amy Shipp In Oxford Circus

Amy Shipp’s ombre blonde locks, scarlet lips, porcelain skin & bold necklace on Oxford Street.

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] few weeks ago, when we still dared to bare some skin in London, Amy Shipp was shopping for bags in Topshop until she got collared by a Nicely Turned Out photographer. Her ombre blonde locks, scarlet lips, porcelain skin and bold necklace stood out amongst the shoppers. She’s wearing a Topshop jacket, River Island top, Miss Selfridges jeans, Urban Outfitters necklace, Red Or Dead shoes and Zara bag.

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Avenue 32: Monochrome Lookbook For AW13

Have a peruse of our staple AW13 pieces in our Avenue 32 monochrome lookbook.

Avenue 32 luxury fashion[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith 2013 seeing a boom in luxury retail sales it’s no surprise that Avenue 32, self-described as an ‘online luxury shopping neighbourhood’, is becoming a popular online fashion destination offering emerging and established designer collections including Todd Lynn and Bono’s ethical range Edun. Their latest home page editorial Rebel Rebel features leather and street ready separates and is heavy on black and grey; perfect staple pieces for Winter. See our monochrome lookbook with masculine/feminine pieces from BLK DNM, who bring together the life, art, film and attitude of the downtown New York scene, with some J Brand and fun label Mother Of Pearl thrown in.Avenue 321. BLK DNM grey skinny jeans £150, 2. BLK DNM black t-shirt £75, 3. J Brand leather skinny trousers £860, 4. Black cropped leather jacket £600, 5. High waisted black skinny jeans £150, 6. Mother Of Pearl sweatshirt £225, 7. Mother Of Pearl skate shoes £425