I finally picked up the Burda October issue, mostly lured by the Karl Lagerfeld patterns. And I have to say he didn't disappoint! The jacket and skirt that he showed looked very much in line with his Karl Lagerfeld line. I also liked that it was a mix of a really intricate piece (the jacket) and a quick, easy sew (the skirt). I just love the skirt with the folded hem, and it has elastic in the back lining. Cool and comfortable - that's my favorite combination.
As for the rest, I would label this issue as a very trendy issue - at least for being Burda. Instead of pushing their usual aesthetics, they really have focused on strong trends for fall, ie aviator, amish/rural, leather and late 50's/early 60's retro glamour. I felt a bit lukewarm about the October issue at first, but it is gowning on me. Living in Sweden, the home of sparse and clean lines, it's can sometimes be a bit hard to swallow Burda's more central European aesthetic. But this issue is one of those that feels more in line with what appeals to me.