This year the Christmas Jumper has gone luxe with the help of a few British designers. Friday 13th December is Christmas Jumper Day, wear a chrimbo jumper and donate £1 or more to help save childrens lives with Save the Children.

With the support of the British Fashion Council, some of the world’s leading British designers including Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Anya Hindmarch, David Koma, Paul Smith, Giles Deacon, House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou and Sibling have each customised a unique one off  jumper for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The 14 Christmas jumpers have been designed and hand-knitted by fashion brand Wool and the Gang and their British Gang of knitters here in the UK before being customised by each designer.  The jumpers will go on display exclusively at The Village, Westfield London in a stunning installation designed by the visual artist and curator Stuart Semple.

You can own these couture wooly creations by entering the text auction, but take note because this auction has a twist – it’s the lowest unique bid that wins the prize, not the highest!

Go to Christmas Jumpers Day for all the details.

Burberry Prorsum Pre AW2011

The pièce de résistance for us (well there were two, we can’t help being indecisive) was the black on black trench with fur covered collar and 1/2 sleeve. The leather belt and OTK boots sealed the deal. Also the black on black jacket with full length skirt with pleated detail on the hem was divine, Mortitia (Addams Family) does Burberry.
The menswear was a little more relaxed with sweaters, cardigans and tweed jackets teamed with straight leg trousers and brogues.
The exception to the rule was the black tux and patent brogues.

Shearling Trend – Topshop AW10

Shearling is already a HUGE trend for AW10, Burberry put the exclamation point on that during LFW AW10.

GlamUK organised a shoot for us to showcase some of Topshop’s AW10 shearling collection. The shoot was photographed by Adrian from Snappy Lifestyle, styled by Joel from The Dash Empire and modelled by Em fro Make Lemonade, Karena from My New Best Friends, Ellen from The Real Runway, and moi.

I’m modeling Khaki shearling coat, £395, Topshop

Karena from My New Best Friends models Tan leather wool collar jacket, £58, Topshop

Em from Make Lemonade models Black leather and shearling jacket, £78, Topshop

Ellen from The Real Runway models Black Shearling jacket, £325, Topshop

I’m modeling Black shearling gilet, £195, Topshop

Em from Make Lemonade models Khaki shearling hooded gilet, £195, Topshop

Ellen from The Real Runway models Khaki fur lined hooded parka, £85, Topshop

Karena from My New Best Friends models Black hooded shearling gilet, £58, Topshop

Joel from The Dash Empire models Khaki shearling coat, £395, Topshop