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Fashioning influence

There are certain moments in fashion time that seem to stand still – certain decisions, made by designers, celebrities, those with influence, that leave an indelible mark on our fashion landscape. Jackie O, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Dita von Teese, …

Wed, Nov 10, 2010, 11:13

   

There are certain moments in fashion time that seem to stand still – certain decisions, made by designers, celebrities, those with influence, that leave an indelible mark on our fashion landscape. Jackie O, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Dita von Teese, even – and then, early this year, there was Christopher Bailey’s A/W 2010 collection for Burberry Prorsum. Take another look.

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Is there any high-street store that doesn’t owe a huge debt to Bailey’s collection for its offerings this season? Have you found yourself wearing a fitted military-style coat with embellished belt (New Look has an amazing one at the moment), or pairing your leather trousers with, well, anything? Have you adopted the shearling trend? Can you watch this entire video and fail to recognise a single influence on your A/W wardrobe?

That, as they say, is influence. An influence that will, one day, become legend.