Burberry threw a fall fashion soiree last night at their store on Michigan Avenue. Co-hosted by Harper’s Bazaar, the evening featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and of course, the clothes. Chicago’s Burberry flagship was bursting at the seams with autumn/winter 08/09 outerwear, the Prorsum line straight from the runway, and accessories galore. The magazine’s own Avril Graham, executive fashion and beauty editor was present to offer style tips, chat and simply to dazzle.
Burberry has long been synonymous with the trench coat, and this season certainly doesn’t fail to deliver. Offered in cashmere, wool, satin and more, the collection was adorned with everything from metal studs to fur collars. Looking for something other than the trench? Choose from swing coats, puffer jackets and rainwear, and pick up a skinny metallic scarf to complete your look. My favorite standout was a black wool coat with jeweled high collar; makes the impending season a little less chilly…and a lot more stylish!
A percentage of sales from the fabulous evening will benefit the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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