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Catwalk copies

Get designer style at high street prices...

Published on November 18th 2010.

Catwalk copies

You don’t need to spend a fortune to be fashionable. We’ve taken some of the biggest winter trends and brought their prices down to earth with great inspired pieces from national high street stores and local independent designers...

Long leather gloves

Lanvin Catwalk inspiration: Lanvin

Add an extra few inches this season with longer length gloves. Lanvin have used soft black leather for this season’s elbow-length style gloves. Wear them a la Audrey Hepburn at full length or as modelled on the catwalks, scrunched down to the wrist. Get your catwalk copy from M&S, priced £29.50. www.marksandspencer.com

Marks and Spencer

Cape coats

Carolina Herrera Catwalk inspiration: Carolina Herrera

Capes are a classic yet comfortable way to add elegance to your winter wardrobe. The camel coloured capes work perfectly with the aforementioned black, longer length gloves. Zara’s version of this catwalk style is 67 per cent wool and 15 per cent luxurious angora, at just £99. www.zara.com


Country Bumpkin

Oscar De La Renta Catwalk inspiration: Oscar De La Renta

Tweed, corduroy, plaid and mohair have brought the great outdoors to the A/W 2010 catwalks. Liberty Freedom’s single breasted jacket in Gorton tweed isn’t so much of a catwalk copy than a lifelong look from the Manchester-based independent retailers. At £295 it’s a reasonably priced investment piece in good quality fabric. www.countryattire.com

Liberty Freedom

Aviator jackets

Burberry Prorsum Catwalk inspiration: Burberry Prorsum

Aviator jackets have been literally flying out of the shops this autumn but you can’t get more like the real deal than this aviator flying jacket based on original designs worn by pilots in the Royal Air Force. The detachable faux sheepskin collar means that once the trend is over, you’re left with a classic leather jacket. It’s from Oldham based online retailer I Love 2 Love priced at £130. Visit www.il2l.com

I Love 2 Love

Leather shorts

Yves San Laurent Catwalk inspiration: Yves San Laurent

Thought shorts were just for summer? Wrong. Leather shorts are a more comfortable alternative to a leather skirt this winter. Team them with tights as seen on Alexa Chung in her YSL leather shorts but buy your shorts from Hed Kandi in Liverpool One, priced at just £65. www.hedkandi.com

Hed Kandi

Puffa jackets

Giambattista Valli Catwalk inspiration: Giambattista Valli

This winter you can be fashionable without freezing because puffa jackets are back. The more quilted, the better but follow advice from Vogue magazine and ‘keep the look minimal to avoid looking too Michelin.’ We found this adjustable puffa jacket by Italian designer Penny Black at Moo Boutique in Heaton Moor price £249.99. www.moo-boutique.co.uk

Moo Boutique

Madonna's birthday bag

Ou Lord & Saviour Catwalk inspiration: Our Lord & Saviour

For her birthday in August of this year, Madonna stepped out clutching what was deemed to some as a very controversial accessory. The crucifix clutch was the work of little known designer Jason Salstein as part of his Our Lord & Saviour collection. Love her or hate her Madonna sets trends so if you do like the theme of her clutch but can’t afford the $3000+ price tag, check out the collection by Manchester-based fashion designer Fatz K. Her designs feature a variety of hand stitched vintage religious charms as well as statement one-off Jesus crucifix figurines. The bag pictured is priced at £155. www.fatzk.com

Fatz K

Maxi skirts

Alexander McQueen Catwalk inspiration: Alexander McQueen

Hems have got longer for winter thanks to Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten. The look should be worn grunge so team your maxi skirt with a leather jacket, an embellished top and biker boots for the ultimate winter look. We love Topshop’s black pleated maxi skirt, priced £45. Visit www.topshop.co.uk


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