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Markus Lupfer’s AW19 collection looks pretty familiar; the leopard print, the neon, the midi skirts, the faux fur…he has definitely taken inspiration from the trends we’re seeing everywhere right now. So, our guesses are that leopard print is going nowhere anytime soon, and judging by this line, we aren’t complaining.

Markus Lufper is usually known for his pretty dresses, classic shapes and fine attention to detail in his patterns and embellishments, and though these characteristics are seen throughout the collection, there is definitely a visible change from his usual style. His designs have evolved into something a little more minimal, but in a punchy, exciting way.

Faux fur trapper hats are a consistent accessory worn by the models, and bold details included oversized faux fur gloves and bags, chunky knit jumpers worn as scarves, embroidered midi skirts and Salomon shoes worn throughout. There is definitely an emphasis on style embracing comfort, with classic pieces of clothing such as the trench coat being turned into something unique yet easily wearable.

 

There is nothing outrageous or too extravagant about this line; it feels humble, and a lot more accessible to the everyday woman. Its simplicity has worked well in the designer’s favour, and rather than being showcased as a piece of art, you look upon the clothing with the feeling of ‘yes, I’d wear that.’

Every look embodied something classic. Whether it was a restructured duffle coat with a faux fur hood, a pleated midi skirt with a matching jacket or a beautifully embellished black skirt with a cropped leopard print over layer, each look took a current trend and elevated it.

As you walked around the show, you felt immediately comfortable, and it was a collection that you could relate to easily. The words: ‘new considered casual attitude for the modern woman’ was written in the leaflet, and that description couldn’t have been more accurate. We’re enjoying this new side to Markus Lupfer, and we're excited to see more.

Words and Gallery Images: Magda Kaczmarska | Fashion Week Press | @_magda__
Images: Tegan Rush | Fashion Week Photographer | @tegalouise

 

Urban Outfitters has finally brought out another mens only look book and it's full of pretty exciting winter menswear for you to spend your hard earned pennies on.

It seems that mustard cardigans, camo trousers and overly large chairs are what you want to be aiming for to look 'in' during these winter months.

We really do love the dark camo trousers - it's a great new twist on the pattern and somehow is luckily worlds away from an army surplus.

This is the second edition of its shoppable lookbook for 2012 and if you include the fact that Urban Outfitters has just announced free delivery worldwide with no minimum order spends then it's happy days, you don't even need to leave your desk - get shopping!

In the shoot you will find items by Obey, Gant Rugger, Hawkings McGill, and many more; with Modeling by Nate Lacoste, Olu Alege, Jonny Ollsin, and David Kitz.  New Urban outfitters menswear catalogue and free delivery6New Urban outfitters menswear catalogue and free delivery5New Urban outfitters menswear catalogue and free delivery4New Urban outfitters menswear catalogue and free delivery3New Urban outfitters menswear catalogue and free delivery3New Urban outfitters menswear catalogue and free delivery

Ok so this is the last Christmassy post we'll do today but we've taken a look at what Matalan are offering in their Christmas 2012 collection and we have been so impressed that we feel the need to share it immediately.

We must admit that the thought of going to Matalan to pick up a Christmas party outfit never really occurred to us. Now though we think that Matalan might have taken over the place that Primark previously had in our hearts for AW 12.

With a great offering of both menswear and womens wear for the festive season we have picked out some of our favourite pieces from the collection below.

We love this studded denim shirt for  coupled with a pail and girly pastel pink sequin skirt both £22.

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This sequin cami top is £12 and the skirt is £16. We are also loving the patent wedges at £20 - Matalan has a great range of shoes in this collection as well that include their own take on the wedge trainer, some maroon snow boots and a gold tipped slipper.

For the boys there are the most bargainous Chino's we've seen in a while £12! These burnt orange options below go perfectly with the Fairisle jumper that is only £20.

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matalan winter coat AW12

A firm favourite of the menswear collection is this cotton jacket for £40 that encompasses the camo type feel that is going around at the moment without being over the top.

You can find all these items and more (we love too many of them to put them all into one post) at Matalan now.

Continuing our 10am Clarks Style Guide interviews here is some inspiration for your sunday dress from Daisy and Sabine.

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Daisy Cooper

Its 10am, where are you going? 

Heading through the West end of London to meet a Client/Operator.

How do you dress for a day in the office? 

Depending on the day ahead, I could be in Smart Casual if I am staying indoors (office) or a business look with clean lines and a slight twist of me, i.e. a vintage item ( belt,shoes,bag) or maybe a stand out Jacket.

Where in London is your happiest memory and why?

Summer time on Primrose Hill, great people watching, always great friends, and the best of the British summer.

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Sabine Egler

It’s 10am, where are you going?

I just bought a coffee and a coffee at my favourite café. I think they have the best croissants in East London! Then I'm heading to the studio with my bike!

Do strangers ever comment on your sense of style?

Sometimes yes, many strangers though comment very nicely on my hairstyle! My friends would describe the way I dress as sophisticated but in a more delicate way. I love paying attention to details and to create balance in terms of shape and colour.

How does your job have an impact on the way you dress?

I always try to be myself in the way I dress. But working with such talented designers my eyes are challenged every day. I'm definitely very sensitive to prints, materials or colours in general when I am buying clothes for myself. Also it’s certain colours or prints that I fancy because we work with them in our collections.

 See more interviews here.

Ethical fashion store Here Today Here Tomorrow is hosting an Autumn Winter event next week. The Dalston shop and working studio will lay on drinks and nibbles and up to 20% discount on Thursday 11th October with designs from the likes of Leeds-based outfitters Antiform, renowned London label Goodone and fairtrade fans Outsider.

Here Today Here Tomorrow celebrates its two year anniversary this month, too and there’ll be bargains to be had from their own label stuff at the shop at 30a Balls Pond Road, N1 4AU from 4pm till 9pm on Thursday.

We know by now that ethical fashion doesn’t have to substitute style for the hippy dippy kaftan image it might previously have been tarred with and we reckon this HTHT shopper is testament to that.

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It’s made from second hand and organic fabrics, which cut down massively on the ecological impact of a new bag, and it’s ruddy good value at £80. They also do homewares; we particularly like this graphic patchwork cushion.

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If you can’t make it to the shop you can buy their stuff on Folksy. With four designer-founders ready to show off their dressmaking techniques before your very eyes in the store as well as sell you lovely threads, we reckon it’s probably worth a visit, though.