Focus: Burda Style Issue 11/2021: Precious Metal

Metal adds just that touch of glitter and glow for the darker winter days. Lurex, sequins, satin, faux leather, and deep, shimmering shades are the perfect elements for a brilliant look. This season and in this November collection, models radiate light and give off a dazzling reflection. Metal takes on a look of subtle softness and neutral charm when it is blended with natural, iridescent tints. So, finish off 2021 with a modern and chic style that places metallic nuances, glitter, gold, silver, brass, and copper in the fashion spotlight! You are sure to be an absolute trailblazer.


A Spark of Genius

Un éclair de génie


To the left: Wearing leather or metal tints in the middle of the day? It’s possible when these flashier elements are more of a subtle detail! Check out these trousers featuring an invisible fastening and think waistband. When you pair them with a knit piece and boots, you are guaranteed to be the trendiest person in town. For a true leather look, the delicate detail of a horizontal stitch above the knee is essential! And if you would like, you can always make this model from the real deal. To the right: Ready to take your bike out for a ride around town as the first rays of light break through the clouds? Well, don't forget this impeccable blazer in high-quality jacquard. The double-breasted placket, extra-long lapels, fabric-covered buttons, and rounded pocket flaps are details that make this piece your winter wardrobe go-to.


Shine Bright

Brillant de mille feux


To the left: This two-in-one piece is a pleasant surprise: the oversized sleeves are sewn directly onto the sparkly top for a casual touch to a glamorous look. The pleated sleeves around the shoulders furthermore reinforce the duo effect and create a crisp cut. To the right: Metallic tints do not necessarily mean a flashy style. The flattering and subtle air of this model make this evident! The simple and elegant top with three-quarter-length sleeves and deep v-neck are combined with a gentle glow from the luxurious satin crepe fabric.


Hit the Pavement

Bitume rosé


To the left: The tie neck sporting fun tassels is a nod to the roaring twenties and the unforgettable look of flapper girls. This tunic features a rounded hem and three-quarter-length sleeves with an elastic band at the ends. Its breezy cut makes this piece perfect to pair with a simple turtleneck when the weather starts to get cooler. To the right: Too long? Too big? Too something? Petite women can have a hard time finding a flattering skirt for their figure. But this model with a full-length placket is a go-to piece thanks to its perfect cut. Sew it up in bouclé, denim, or a patterned fabric.


City Lights

Lumières citadines


To the left: Want a trendy piece to wear but don’t have the time to spend hours making it? This figure-hugging top with mid-length sleeves and a short standing collar can be sewn up in no time flat! Plus, its beautiful lurex fabric gives it a particularly luxurious air. To the right: Is it too cold to wear your favorite dresses in winter? This piece certainly solves that problem! This gorgeous sweater can be worn over any dress with no issue at all. Plus, the turtleneck and delicately draped sleeves guarantee you will be both stylish and warm this winter.


All these models and many more can be found in the November 2021 issue of Burda Style, which can be found in shops or as PDF patterns on our website