Burberry

Cara Delevingne, Sam Smith, Tom Hardy and Liu Wen all wearing Burberry jacketsFor a 160-year-old company, Burberry is surprisingly spry. Last year Apple snapped up Angela Ahrendts, formerly Burberry’s CEO, to lead its retail team as senior vice president, a hire that resulted in a media flurry. And only a few months ago, electric car company Tesla recruited the British brand’s SVP to be its executive of North America sales. With tech companies poaching its top talent, it’s clear that Burberry has an enviable vision.

Here are eight other ways the storied trench-coat purveyor and celebrity favorite has made headlines in 2015, several happened just this week.

1. For London Fashion Week Spring 2016, the British company first revealed its collection on Snapchat, where it also later broadcast the runway show.

2. The label caused a stir during the Spring/Summer Men’s Fashion Week with its pretty lace shirts, a borrowed-from-the-girls play on fashion’s current obsession with androgyny.

3. This fall, the UK luxury label launched a channel on Apple Music featuring Chief Executive and Creative Officer Christopher Bailey’s picks, music from its runway shows and emerging artists. It is the first brand to do so.

4. At its Regent Street flagship store, Burberry opened Thomas’s, a quaint café serving traditional British breakfasts, scones and clotted cream, and lobster and chips.

5. Burberry joined the list of UK employers pledging to offer all workers a wage higher than the adult minimum to account for true living costs in London.

6. Rolling out more celebrity appearances than a Taylor Swift concert, Burberry just unveiled its Festive Film for the 2015 holiday season. Tally the pretty mugs that pop up to this T.Rex song.

7. Yesterday the house announced that they were retiring the unique labels under its brand and will use only the Burberry moniker. Say “so long” to the distinct Prorsum, London and Brit lines.

8. During the same announcement, Christopher Bailey revealed plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Leeds, which could triple the weekly British production of Burberry’s classic jackets.

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London Fashion Week Spring 2016 Street StyleGimlet-eyed Crystal Nicodemus is busy snapping street-style starlets during Fashion Week. Here are her photos to inspire you for next season (or this one), and some wardrobe picks to help you get the look.

London Fashion Week Spring 2016 Street Style

Jenny Bernheim is back for another style round, this time in London! Jenny has a trendy, feminine aesthetic, and she looks perfectly put together. The modern overall cut is mega popular this year, and this one-piece is chic with a hint of Seventies flair. Love the lace turtleneck (trend alert!) and oversized wire sunnies. A ladylike studded bag and simple stilettos complete the outfit.

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lace blouses | jumpsuits | oversized sunglasses

Shop our editors’ picks to re-create this look:

Altuzarra Chantilly lace turtleneck blouse | Topshop Tabard flare jumpsuit | kate spade new york scottie retro sunglasses

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Every season has its It bags, but fall’s are all the more needful when you factor in our Anniversary Sale savings. Here’s designer handbag buyer Jennifer Sabenorio on two of her favorites.

Burberry Dewsbury grain leather tote
($933.90 $1,395)

“This season is all about sophisticated texture and new neutrals. The soft grey is the perfect color to feel polished and fresh with your new fall wardrobe.”

Michael Kors Skorpios large hobo
($665.90 $995)

“The hobo is the hands-free, effortless shape of the season. I really love the braided handle as a subtle and sophisticated detail—perfect for day to play!”

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Moms know best, so we asked some of the coolest ones we know to give us the skinny on personal style, what motherhood means to them and, of course, what’s on their wish list as May 10 approaches.

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Life’s a party for Seattle-based creative stylist and product developer Brandy Brown. As the founder of Marabou Design, she “crafts, designs and manufactures chic party decor and accessories for the modern family and their extraordinary friends.” And when the celebrations end? Brown pops on the best hat of all: that of mom to her seven-year-old daughter, Ava.

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Street Style: Vo at Burberry

Fringe is still a big winner at Fashion Week. It’s like catnip to photographers, thanks to the gorgeous movement it offers. Vo caused quite the frenzy at Kensington Gardens today, and it’s easy to see why. Her fur stole, skinny belt and sleek sweater dress are some of the top trending themes of the season. Plus, that amazing leather fringe is too good to resist!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Sweater Dresses | Fringe Skirts | Fur Scarves & Wraps

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Cynthia Steffe Sweater Dress | Tamara Mellon Fringe Skirt | Glint Faux Fur Shoulder Wrap

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Street Style: Fiona at Burberry

Sometimes simplicity stands out. Fiona’s minimalist look is understated and lovely. She’s subtly representing the ’70s trend with her flares and loafers, but her sleek white coat is minimalist modern. A chunky knit turtleneck is ultra trendy and the must-have item of the season.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Chunky Sweaters | Flare-Leg Pants | White Coats

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Topshop Ribbed Turtleneck | Michael Kors Flare Leg Pants | Chelsea28 White Coat

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Street Style: Miko at Burberry

Miko embodies London cool in this outfit. The raw-edge denim trend is wildly popular here, and this jeans and jacket combo is covetable. Shearling adds some modern rustic softness to the edginess of her look. A bold red lip brightens up her simple palette.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Red Lipstick | Frayed Pants | Shearling Coats

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M•A•C ‘Mac Red’ Lipstick | Current/Elliott Raw Hem Jeans | Hinge Faux Shearling Bomber

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Street Style: Zina at Burberry

Zina (Fashion Vibe) has dynamic style. I never know what trend she’ll try next, and I love that about her. Today’s look is dark and feminine with a retro modern twist. I am obsessed with that wide belt, which Zina said she found at a London vintage shop (so jealous!). Laced stilettos and the ever-chic Valentino bag are sleek and work well with her voluminous culottes and fur coat.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Fur Coats | Culottes | Valentino Handbags

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Topshop Marabou Jacket | Halogen Crop Wide-Leg Jumpsuit | Valentino ‘Lock – Medium’ Bag

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What’s New: My Burberry Fragrance

My Burberry is the true embodiment of our brand, in scent, in design and in attitude. A fragrance that takes its lead from the iconic Burberry trench has to be outstanding in every way.” —Christopher Bailey, chief creative director & CEO, Burberry

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Capturing the essence of a London garden after the rain, My Burberry is more than just the newest fragrance from a beloved British icon; it’s the brand’s signature scent. For a launch this important, Burberry tapped Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to star in a campaign shot by none other than Mario Testino.

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Candice Lake is practically Wonder Woman in my eyes. Not only does she have impeccable taste, she’s also a skilled photographer, model and all-around fashion maven (check out her website). Plus, she just had a baby! Candice looks classically feminine and chic. The full skirt is the most popular cut of the season and this pink-hued number is stunning. Retro inspirations are clear, but this look is perfectly contemporary.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Full Midi Skirts | Black d’Orsay Pumps | Woven Leather Handbags

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Topshop Skirt | Trouvé d’Orsay Pump | Tory Burch Satchel

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