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McQ's Artsy Spring Campaign, Ralph Lauren Goes to 'Downton Abbey'

And Burberry's limited edition Chinese New Year scarf is receiving a lot of backlash.
McQ Alexander McQueen Photo: Laurence Ellis

McQ Alexander McQueen Photo: Laurence Ellis

McQ Alexander McQueen collaborated with artist Ophelia Finks for its spring 2015 campaign, lensed by photographer Laurence Ellis and featuring models Michael Sharp and Sunniva Wahl. The non-models in the shots? That would be the London-based artist and her assistants. {WWD}

Designer Ralph Lauren is a big fan of "Downton Abbey." So much so that he recently spent the weekend with his family at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the location of the ITV series. Jealous? {The Telegraph}

In anticipation of the Chinese New Year, Burberry launched a limited edition Chinese New Year scarf with a monogrammed red Chinese character, "Fu," meaning "prosperity." Unfortunately for Burberry, the company received a lot of backlash for its taste and lack of cultural awareness, with commenters noting that the character, which is typically displayed upside-down to signify the arrival of prosperity, is incorrectly positioned. Maybe next year, Burberry? {WSJ}

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