My dear fashionistas, I hope you had a good week and are ready for a new fashion adventure. I may be a little late with the start of the fall season on the Mr.M blog, but I have prepared for you some exceptional fashion stories and I believe you will find some inspiring fashion items for some of your outfits this fall season. The display windows of famous fashion houses in the world’s capitals are largely filled with autumn and winter colors. My story today will be dedicated to my most favorite British fashion house that you have had the opportunity to see over the years on the Mr.M blog, but today I am showing you an exceptional piece from their timeless collection as part of “The Art of Trench” that I had the opportunity to see in heart Far East – Beijing, China.
All the people who have been following my blog for years know that I have a great love for Burberry trench-coats and coats, I honestly don’t even know how many of their pieces I own anymore, but I know that this is the first time in several years that I have encountered a suede coat again. This leather coat is an interesting piece, easy to fit, but also very sensitive and may be “difficult” to maintain. Suede leather is a delicate material, aesthetically very pleasant eye catching and fashionable, but sometimes not practical. The only mitigating circumstance with this suede leather coat is the dark color, so the stains are not as visible as on light colors and this leather is exceptional and one of the softest.
Burberry trenchcoats and coats represent the pinnacle of world fashion and have become indispensable fashion classics today. These coats were created by the founder of the Burberry company, Thomas Burberry, more than 100 years ago, inspired by the British heritage, and at the same time introduced elements of urban fashion.
You can find all classic Burberry coats in 5 basic models: Legendary Kensington, Westminster, Chelsea, Waterloo and Pimlico. All models are named after London districts. What is the difference between these models?
The Kensington – a classic model with a modern cut that easily adapts to any silhouette. The most popular model, which is available in four basic colors: gray, navy, honey color (camel) and black. Also, this model is made in two lengths. The coat you see on me today is this model.
The Westminster – a model that is extended (oversized) and lightly cut for a draped silhouette. Basic colors: honey color (camel) and dark green (khaki). Also, this model is made in two lengths.
The Chelsea – a model characterized by a slim fit (narrow form close to the body) with narrow shoulders and a cut waist. The basic colors are honey and taupe and it is also available in two lengths.
The Waterloo – A more comfortable fit, a longer model than the classic with a subtle and relaxed fit that is ideal for layering. This model is usually made in three basic colors: maroon, black and honey-camel and is available in only one length.
The Pimlico, a simple flat cut decorated with a single-row fastening of a minimalistic character and a modern cut. This model is usually made in navy, biscuit (biscuit color) and honey color – camel. This model is also only available in one classic length.
I would like to note that all the listed colors are only classics that are always produced, but the Burberry company introduces seasonal colors to enrich its offer.
When did the Burberry British fashion house start selling its fashion pieces in the territory of China? Burberry expanded its market to the Far East in 1994 and included China as its new market for product placement. This year, a survey was conducted to prove that sales of luxury goods in mainland China, the British luxury brand’s largest market, increased by almost 50 percent compared to the previous year. Chinese tourists are supporting domestic tourism and across Asia as borders reopened to travel, boosting much of the Asia-Pacific region.
Although Burberry faced difficulties in China after the backlash related to the cotton crisis in Xinjiang in 2021, recent results prove that it has changed its image there as well. The 167-year-old house has remained relatively under the radar in terms of local activations and announcements – apart from appointing its first Chinese global ambassador in April this year. Its new campaign images have drawn mostly positive feedback from Chinese clients and market.
Reactions to the new Autumn-Winter 2023 campaign have been positive and fantastic, with the campaign proudly highlighting the ‘Best of the UK’, Chinese buyers have praised the new creative direction.
The “Art of the Trench” campaign aims to show celebrities as well as ordinary people proudly wearing Burberry trench coats and coats. All photographers and trench and coat owners are invited to participate in this unusual and extraordinary experience. The aim of the campaign is to create an online environment that reflects Burberry’s luxury image, where existing customers can share photos of themselves wearing their Burberry coats and coats, giving them their ‘5 minutes of fame’ and allowing other customers to admire their sense of style and fashion.
Most Burberry coats have been hand-crafted in Castleford, Yorkshire for over 50 years from gabardine – a revolutionary fabric that Thomas Burberry proudly introduced in 1879. Polished, light and practical, beautiful cotton resistant to all kinds of weather conditions that remains at the heart of the Burberry brand to this day.
The classic coat model originated and developed from the basic form of the Tielocken coat, which was patented in 1912 by Thomas Burberry. A simple but refined unique shape that has been adapted over the years and has become a recognizable Burberry coat.
Each Burberry coat is special and has its own story – one that is made to last and write new pages of life’s chapters together with you. Trench-coats and coats are an investment that pays off, it is a gift for generations to come. Believe me, I know this from my own experience, because before my blogging career, I inherited my first Burberry coat from my grandfather’s wardrobe, and to this day I happily keep it and wear it on special occasions.
The leather coat that you have the opportunity to see in today’s post is special because it is made of the highest quality and finest suede leather, which is specially thinned for this model. This Kensington model in a gentle dark color is specific because it is made as a fall-winter version and the lining is made of calfskin to prevent sweating and you will have a cooling sensation during the summer, and on the other hand during the winter the calfskin keeps the heat, but it is important to be dressed in layers. Because of all this, the leather treatment had to be different and the skin of the coat’s face is significantly thinner than that of classic leather Burberry coats.
I am honored that I got this exceptional opportunity to walk through the streets of the capital of the People’s Republic of China – Beijing, this priceless fashion piece from the new collection for which I tried my best to convey the beauty of this gentle dark blue – navy color to you with these pictures.
If you want to stay updated and find out what models of clothing and accessories items the British brand Burberry has in its offer, visit their official online store and follow them on the social networks Facebook and Instagram.
Loro Piana is an Italian company specialised in clothing and textile products. This fashion house is considered the largest producer of cashmere and also the world’s largest artisanal company processing the luxury fiber.
The Loro Piana company has three divisions (textile divisions): a division that deals with the production of high-quality materials using precious fibers such as cashmere and baby cashmere, vicuna, linen and merino wool, a division that deals with the creation of luxury fashion items (production and distribution of men’s, women’s clothing, footwear and fashion accessories) and the interior design department – production and distribution of interior design products.
Suede-Leather Trench: Burberry
Sweater: Loro Piana
Trousers: Loro Piana
Originally from Trivero, the Loro Piana family started their family business in the wool trade at the beginning of the 19th century. In the second half of this century, the family moved its activities to Valsesia and founded the Fratelli Lora e Compagnia woolen mill, and then the Zignone & C. woolen mill in Quarona at the beginning of the 20th century. Engineer and founder of the Loro Piana brand, Mr. Pietro Loro Piana founded the company Loro Piana & C. in Quarona in 1924. Soon this company will celebrate its jubilee 100th anniversary of its existence and it will be an extraordinary celebration of the “first fashion century” of this extraordinary fashion house, which I am immensely looking forward to!
Mr. Franco Loro Piana (grandson of Mr. Pietro Loro Piana), after taking over the leadership of the company in the 1960s, started exporting high quality fabrics to Europe, America and Japan. He significantly expanded the markets in which Loro Piana began its new business ventures.
In today’s post, you have the opportunity to see the cashmere sweater and trousers from the latest Loro Piana men’s Autumn-Winter 2023 collection, which is just a small part of my favorites this season because of its distinctive elegance and my love for bright and elegant colors. Crafted from the highest quality cashmere, these navy trousers are perfect for the man who pays attention to detail and leaves nothing to chance. On the other hand, the cashmere sweater is decorated with white and yellow stripes that emphasize the elegance of this Italian fashion house.
Everyone who follows the Mr.M blog knows that I am a big fan of quality and interesting shoes, regardless of whether they are sneakers or elegant shoes, I always try to pay maximum attention to fashion details such as footwear. Today we are meeting for a very first time with a Swiss shoe brand that I deeply believe will conquer the whole world.
The Swiss brand RUBIROSA produces elegant shoes with which you can escape from everyday life. Made in Italy, RUBIROSA stands for quality, sustainability and understated luxury. Each shoe is an icon in its own right, built to last, crafted with style. RUBIROSA is helping to create a new modern dress code.
Created by dreamers, RUBIROSA strives for a perfect world. Because the best products for our planet are products that last. The brand is inspired by Porfirio “Rubi” Rubirosa, a real-life adventurer whose elegance, passion and unconventional character are expressed in every stitch. Rubi loved life, and RUBIROSA is an invitation to live a more refined life filled with elegance. In the following posts, we will get to know this brand more and I will introduce you in detail to their unusual story.
RUBIROSA JOAN shoes you have the opportunity to see in today’s fashion story are made in Italy from the highest quality dark blue – navy calf suedes leather and are very comfortable. These shoes have classic “Brogue” and “Adler stitch” details and embossed logo out of the finest Tuscany “Vacchetta” on the heel. These shoes are great for winter temperatures due to the durable and high quality calf suedes leather. The navy color only further emphasizes the refinement and elegance of these exceptional sneakers.
My dear fashionistas, we have come to the end of this “first October autumn fashion story”, where together we discovered the beauty and splendor of the elegance of the luxury British brand Burberry, the prestigious Italian brand Loro Piana and the famous Swiss footwear brand which is a symbol of timeless elegance and has become a true classic – RUBIROSA, partners with whom fashion stories are a real adventure. I sincerely hope you got some inspiration for your ideal fall outfit!
See you soon and continue our adventures on the Mr.M blog! How did you like my outfit today? I really tried my best to prepare today’s post with lots of love and I hope you like it!
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With Love from Beijing,