Friday, 27 January 2012

Charley Speed

Way back in the nineties the then teenage model Charley Speed, made his runway debut for us, he had a great "look"and was a pleasure to work with. Most importantly he laughed at our jokes which was one of our prerequisites for booking a model more than once. Charley continued to walk for us in our Paris catwalk shows where a sense of humour came in really handy to say the least.
As Charley recalls... "Their shows, backstage at least, had a quietly chaotic vibe with improvised production values! I always felt staunchly loyal to Burro. Even when turning Westwood down I still walked for them."
Meanwhile he made it big, working with Kate Moss and winning Male Model of the Year. These days he's a judge on Sky's "Britain's Next Top Model" and working in TV and acting whilst continuing his modelling career.
Being rather sweet though he still found the time to meet us at the South Bank to have his picture snapped by Ivan Jones for our portrait project. Here's Charley in our geometric jumper of AW09.


Friday, 20 January 2012

Paul Ablett-Renaissance Man

Star gazer, (former) saxophonist, writer, artist manager and old friend of Burro Paul Ablett has just posed for our portrait project with his huge scope! He's wearing a Burro geometric intarsia V neck from our AW05 collection and a nicely aged leather jacket from AW92.
Paul has written for the likes of The Face, Sky, The Observer and the cult music magazine Soul Underground. He has worked with Carmel, Earthling, Morcheeba, The Ghost Frequency, Weird Dreams and many more. Currently he is managing excellent new Brighton band Black Black Hills and co-managing acid jazz veterans The Brand New Heavies.
Shot by Ivan Jones.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Paul Gorman-in demand

Writer, journalist, cultural commentator and old friend of ours Paul Gorman is a busy fellow. He's currently curating an exhibition at the 
Chelsea Space  "Lloyd Johnson: The Modern Outfitter" which opens on 24th January and he's just completed a book titled "Mr Freedom" about the legendary Tommy Roberts to be published in April.
As if that wasn't enough he's just been to Paris to interview Pierre Cardin for Vice magazine, he's lecturing all over the place, he's developing a film based on a true story told to him by Nick Lowe and he's writing another couple of fashion books! Here he is taking a break from all of that, reclining in a timeless Burro shirt from our Spring '94 collection.
Shot by Ivan Jones.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Adam Howe

This week we slunk off to Hackney with Ivan Jones to snap acclaimed stylist and designer Adam Howe. We've know Adam since we were all students in London in the eighties.
 Adam had spent the previous day shooting Ricky Gervais for the New York Times. He is currently working on the costumes for Elaine Constantine's debut feature film Northern Soul which we are really looking forward to and he is also designing a new label Work Not Work for Japanese clothing company Urban Research. Here he is in Burro's spider jumper.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Jean-Pierre Braganza Star of the Future

J-P in Burro Mohair Stripes
One of our favourite designers is Canadian-raised, London-based Jean-Pierre Braganza.
He's a true original interpreting the perennial themes of Sci-Fi, Anatomy and Rock n Roll into bold, beautifully cut clothes which are interesting and unusual without take me to your leader ridiculousness. There is often some nice leather and lovely use of print and colour. It sort of reminds us of The Matrix but in a good way. 
Wisely J-P likes to wear a bit of Burro now and again so we asked photographer Ivan Jones to shoot him for our portrait project. 

Jean -Pierre Braganza SS12