Want to know more about the glamorous world of fashion and styling? Meet Pauly – a designer and founder of Burbo K’ture, which he launched in 2012. We’re thrilled to work with Paul at Sixth Sense Salon so thought we’d take the opportunity to ask him a few questions so that we could get to know him better.
Tell us about yourself, what do you do, how did you get into fashion, qualifications, what experience do you have in the industry?
I’m a Designer and Stylist for my label Burbo K’ture, which I set up three years ago. Prior to that I was a Hotel and Events manager and had previously worked in the music business, which was where I got drawn into fashion and styling. I have always made things and clothing is my forte. I did a brief stint at fashion and textile college and was offered a place at Bath Uni, but decided to start my own label with the skills I already had making ‘Raw Couture’ and custom pieces. I currently work freelance from a small studio at home. I have stock in two Boutiques and work for Disorder as stylist and in sales, managing their store in Birmingham City centre. I do made-to -order pieces and commissions and have worked with many bands, artists, performers and salons as a stylist.
How did you start working with Sixth Sense Salon, what do you like about them?
As a stylist I liaise with a lot of organisations and photographers that approach Disorder, and that gave me the opportunity to start working with Sixth Sense by ‘Fashion Directing’ for trends in clothing that complement their fantastic hair creations. Now we’re on our second collection and it’s been a pleasure to work with such young, vibrant, ambitious company.
What are you fashion trends for Autumn/Winter, what’s coming in, what’s going out, etc?
Mustard and Teal are the colours of this autumn and oversized 70s style prints are big. Denim is popping up but not in a jeans and denim jacket way, frayed and bleached denim with unusual garment cuts are hot. Think Miley meets Lana Del Ray.
Classic looks are going to be back again this season, with camel colour suede, tan leather and polo necks. Ideal for the office or everyday looks, the look is clean and simple but can be made more glamorous with some added accessories. Think of the later episodes of Mad Men or the sleek, clean styles of Taylor Swift.
There’s also going to be a big focus on boots this season. From ankle boots to thigh highs, you’ll have plenty of choice to get you through the colder months. I love the way some Chelsea boots look with a button up skirt and polo, whilst a pair of thigh highs look great with your skinny jeans. Emma Stone, Blake Lively and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are just some of the gorgeous stars who have been rocking the look with ease.
What’s in store for the future and what are you currently working on?
I have two capsule collections coming up for winter; ‘La Bravoure de Femmes’ for women and ‘Le Rogue est Vogue’ for men.
I’m doing my first fashion short film and book to accompany the collections. Selected pieces will be available at Disorder Boutique and on my online store.
How can our clients get in touch with you?
I can be contacted through the form by email at www.burbokture.net