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  • SPORTMAX Luis skirt
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    SPORTMAX Luis skirt
    The work of Jackson Pollock inspired the multicoloured paint splatter effect on this Sportmax skirt. It's made from a black mesh tulle has a flattering high waist and is finished with a chic semi-sheer hem. Take this piece from office to evening by switching flats for over-the-knee boots.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered cut-out satin gown
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered cut-out satin gown
    The icy silver blooms embroidered across Alexander McQueen's black satin-crepe gown offer a sultry sophisticated way to wear perennial florals. The plunging V-neck and cut-out panels inject a youthful edge into the elegant silhouette. Heighten the label's dark aesthetic with tough-luxe accessories.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered satin gown
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Floral-embroidered satin gown
    Alexander McQueen championed a darkly feminine aesthetic for Pre-AW14 and this ivory gown typifies this. Its floor-skimming length is romantic its lean silhouette modern and the peekaboo cut-outs unexpected. Understated accessories are the only accompaniments needed; the dress's floral embellishments are enough to draw the eye in.
  • SEAFARER Sandy denim pencil skirt
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    SEAFARER Sandy denim pencil skirt
    Denim is core to Seafarer's DNA and this Sandy pencil skirt is a chic lesson in how to wear it now. The dark-indigo shade is smart and sophisticated and will complement just about any hue in your wardrobe. Try it with a striped shirt – tuck it in to make the most of the high waist.
  • KENZO Neon-plaid print dress
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    KENZO Neon-plaid print dress
    The converging neon lines on this Kenzo dress are inspired by the luminous lights of the Pacific Northwest. It's made from black satin and has a typically feminine cut – long sleeves A-line shirt and a cinched-in waist. Wear this distinctive piece come evening with chunky Mary Janes.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Moderator striped pencil skirt
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Moderator striped pencil skirt
    This ribbed-crepe pencil skirt from Australian design duo Camilla and Marc boasts a bold royal-blue and white stripe. Cut to sit high on the waist it works best with a tucked-in blouse or cropped knit.
  • NINA RICCI Iris-print lace-back gown
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    NINA RICCI Iris-print lace-back gown
    Nina Ricci's silk-crepe gown perfectly captures the brand's ladylike sense of romanticism. Delicate purple flowers blossom across the floor-sweeping skirt while a gauzy lace back brings a seductive undertone. Complete the look with shimmering silver accents and prepare to steal the show come nightfall.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Quilted satin bomber jacket
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Quilted satin bomber jacket
    The satin bomber is a bona fide staple in any modern urban wardrobe so trust McQ Alexander McQueen to create the season's must-have version. This quilted ivory and black style takes its cues from classic varsity jackets and is trimmed with the same striped ribbed-knit collar cuffs and hem. Wear it with jeans off-duty then switch to black tuxedo trousers after hours.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Adversary textured-stripe pencil skirt
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Adversary textured-stripe pencil skirt
    Camilla and Marc's boldly striped crepe and piqué pencil skirt is a sharp way to tap into the season's monochrome trend. Cut with a high waist it works perfectly with a tucked-in T-shirt or tank. Ground the look with block-heeled ankle boots.
  • SPORTMAX Tanga dress
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    SPORTMAX Tanga dress
    Sportmax looked to the abstract prints of Jackson Pollock to inspire its AW14 collection. This Tanga dress is a bold interpretation crafted with a colourful embroidered mesh skirt overlay and cape-like sleeves. Cinch it at the waist with a chunky belt to emulate the runway’s finale look.
  • A.L.C. Winter Floral-print silk top
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    A.L.C. Winter Floral-print silk top
    A.L.C.'s Winter Floral top is given a three-dimensional edge with black piped seams along the neckline and shoulders. Tonal green blooms pop against the ivory silk-crepe for a fresh and striking effect. Partner the cropped length with high-waisted trousers or skirts.
  • CAMILLA Halcyon Days silk kaftan
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    CAMILLA Halcyon Days silk kaftan
    Camilla's Halcyon Days silk kaftan plays on its name with a serene print that incorporates delicate shades of pale-yellow deep-red and palest pink. A multicoloured crystal-embellished neckline and a bohemian laced front further elevate the design. Wear it by the beach pulled over a bikini or make it city-appropriate with indigo denim.
  • J BRAND 811 Photo Ready mid-rise skinny jeans
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    J BRAND 811 Photo Ready mid-rise skinny jeans
    J Brand’s black 811 skinny jeans are an essential with silhouette-contouring power. Designed with the brand's Photo Ready denim they sculpt to fit the body without losing their shape throughout the day. They feature a classic mid-rise cut and five-pocket design.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Picadilly Lane striped shift dress
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Picadilly Lane striped shift dress
    Bold stripes featured throughout Camilla and Marc's AW14 collection. This structured royal-blue and white striped dress has flattering mid-length sleeves and comes to a 1960s-reminiscent mini length. Take it from day to evening with a simple swap of footwear.
  • MARQUES ALMEIDA Satin bias-cut slip dress
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    MARQUES ALMEIDA Satin bias-cut slip dress
    Citing 1990s Tom Ford and Galliano as references Marques'Almeida's slinky slip dress is an ode to that particular breed of nonchalant glamour. Made from nude silk-satin it has a bias cut that is exaggerated by an asymmetric hemline and ruffle detailing. The seductive silhouette is made super-modern when offset by chunky flats.
  • J BRAND Maria Photo Ready high-rise skinny jeans
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    J BRAND Maria Photo Ready high-rise skinny jeans
    Crafted from 11.75oz 'Photo Ready' stretch-denim J Brand’s black Maria jeans create a figure-flattering fit from high rise to skinny leg. A staple essential with endless appeal wear them on and off-duty swapping sporty trainers for towering mules.
  • RIKA Irvine satin and crepe pencil skirt
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    RIKA Irvine satin and crepe pencil skirt
    Rika's Irvine pencil skirt comprises black panels of high-shine satin and matte crepe. A versatile desk-to-dinner piece it sits high on the waist making it ideal for tucking in an office-appropriate shirt.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print cady pencil skirt
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print cady pencil skirt
    Dolce & Gabbana’s AW14 collection was a fairytale-inspired offering and this black pencil skirt from the Pre collection is decorated with the runway's key print - a floral motif. Its classic silhouette is crafted from soft cady and it is lined with soft stretch-silk for a comfortable finish. Tuck in a white shirt for the chicest take.
  • OSMAN Bi-colour crepe gown
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    OSMAN Bi-colour crepe gown
    Sleek and simple yet utterly commanding Osman's monochrome crepe gown is an elegant evening option. The contrasting black panels cleverly shape the waist and create a flawless silhouette. Subtle accessories and a neat chignon are all that this piece requires.
  • MAX MARA Erminia skirt
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    MAX MARA Erminia skirt
    Max Mara proves the elegance and versatility of metallics with its Erminia skirt which is finished with a gold crocodile-effect fabric. Big on impact it's also super flattering and features a high-waisted slim pencil silhouette. Dress it down by day with a T-shirt and ankle boots or amp it up after hours with a cropped blouse and heels.
  • RIKA Boiled wool-blend teddy coat
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    RIKA Boiled wool-blend teddy coat
    A classic design in one of AW14's key hues Rika's soft grey teddy coat is a season-transcending piece with timeless appeal. Made from a boiled wool-blend it has a slim fit and traditional double-breasted front. Wear it to freshen up workwear or to add androgynous polish to off-duty staples.
  • SAINT LAURENT High-rise super-skinny jeans
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    SAINT LAURENT High-rise super-skinny jeans
    Champion Saint Laurent's lean silhouette with these high-rise super-skinny jeans. They're made from black denim and have slight stretch for a comfortable and body-contouring fit. The high waist calls for a shorter piece on top – cue the cropped sweater.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Mary trousers
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Mary trousers
    Embrace DVF’s new-season prints with these black and ivory pearl-patterned Mary trousers. They're high-rise with a skinny leg and feature a contrasting black back for a silhouette-enhancing effect. Wear them off-duty with a sweater and ankle boots.
  • CHLOÉ V-neck silk-skirt crepe dress
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    CHLOÉ V-neck silk-skirt crepe dress
    A chic piece from Chloé's AW14 runway this ecru dress exemplifies the house's insouciant brand of femininity. It's crafted from crepe and has a deep V-neck and relaxed top which gently hugs the waist and skims over the hips ending elegantly in an embroidered silk panel. Channel that signature Chloé-girl polish and wear it with bare legs and neat ankle boots.
  • JIL SANDER NAVY Laurence calf-leather ankle boots
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    JIL SANDER NAVY Laurence calf-leather ankle boots
    The chunky heel is given new definition by Jil Sander Navy's Laurence boots. Crafted from smooth stone-grey calf leather this lace-up style features a thick crepe-rubber platform that follows the sole up to the equally sizeable stacked wooden heel. When it comes to styling opt for full skirts and other feminine separates for a modern yet practical finish.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Isabella dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Isabella dress
    DVF’s black Isabella dress is an elegant cocktail style that's loaded with classical details – from the strapless cut to the sweetheart neckline and contouring panels of navy lace. This crepe design features a matte-satin lining internal boning and moulded cups for support and streamlining. Team it with black pumps and a metallic box-clutch for the chicest take.
  • MARNI Collarless checked cocoon coat
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    MARNI Collarless checked cocoon coat
    Marni's celebrated checks are a timeless brand signature. This collarless checked cocoon coat is crafted from black and forest-green wool and cut for an oversized cocoon shape. Its understated detailing has season-transcending appeal – work it over office staples and weekend denim alike.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ivy skull ring
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Ivy skull ring
    Dark decadent and glamorous Alexander McQueen's Ivy skull ring exemplifies the label's aesthetic perfectly. This striking piece is made from black Plexiglas and decorated with a silver-tone brass Ivy wreath. Black Swarovski crystals embellish the eyes for a subtle touch of sparkle.
  • ANYA HINDMARCH Vaughan dégradé calf-hair bucket bag
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    ANYA HINDMARCH Vaughan dégradé calf-hair bucket bag
    This season Anya Hindmarch’s lauded Vaughan shoulder body is reimagined in luxurious olive-green calf hair that's sprayed by hand to achieve a dégradé effect at the base. It's a classic drawstring bucket bag inspired by the very first the designer created. And it is ideal for everyday thanks to the spacious interior and lightweight construction achieved by thermo-bonding the suede instead of stitching.
  • VALENTINO Leather-collar crepe dress
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    VALENTINO Leather-collar crepe dress
    Valentino's AW14 collection had a distinct 1960s vibe and this mini dress epitomises that. Red crepe has been beautifully tailored to a subtle A-line shape and finished with a floral leather appliqué collar which can be detached as desired. Team with ankle-strap pumps and a box clutch for an elegant after-hours option.
  • THE ROW Moto leather leggings
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    THE ROW Moto leather leggings
    The Row's dark-brown Moto leggings are cut from stretchy supple lambskin that's worked and cut by hand in the label's own New York workshop then bonded for a sleek seamless fit. Comfortable enough to wear throughout the day and into the night wear them with everything from oversized knits and flats to loose silk blouses and heels.
  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS Bi-colour cable-knit sweater
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    BAND OF OUTSIDERS Bi-colour cable-knit sweater
    This bi-colour sweater from Band of Outsiders is the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary style. Block monochrome panelling and a tactile mohair-blend give a whole new edge to the classic cable-knit weave. Pair it with polished separates in leather or neoprene for the ultimate texture clash.
  • HERNO Ultralight quilted down coat
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    HERNO Ultralight quilted down coat
    A lightweight yet super-insulating all-weather style this high-shine jade-green coat is the perfect way to stay stylish in the most challenging of conditions. It is quilted and filled with soft down and has a soft funnel neck to protect from the iciest of wind chills. Wear it from the city to the slopes with ease.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Vally embellished-heel Mary Jane shoes
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Vally embellished-heel Mary Jane shoes
    Befitting the runway's fairytale theme Dolce & Gabbana's black floral brocade Vally Mary Jane shoes are a charming statement piece for the new season. The metallic block heel is embellished with jewels and pearls and is ideal for bringing a playful edge to classic pieces.
  • VERSACE Psychedelic-print sweatshirt
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    VERSACE Psychedelic-print sweatshirt
    Bursting with colour and signature patterns Versace's satin-finish jersey sweatshirt will make an energetic addition to your wardrobe. Ground the leopard and neon shades with a black leather mini skirt and high-top trainers.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Zarita gown
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Zarita gown
    Contemporary evening elegance is easily achieved with DVF's floor-sweeping Zarita gown. It's delicately crafted from sheer navy lace has a sultry V-back and is fitted with a slim band around the waist that flatters the silhouette. This formal essential is brimming with timeless appeal but pair it with a metallic clutch for the most modern finish now.
  • MARQUES ALMEIDA Frayed-edge low-slung boyfriend jeans
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    MARQUES ALMEIDA Frayed-edge low-slung boyfriend jeans
    Marques’Almeida is loved for its experimental denim designs and these wide-leg boyfriend jeans are a fresh new addition for AW14. They come in a light stone wash and are finished with distinctive raw edges. Wear them low-slung to highlight the patch front pockets and work the label’s directional vibe.
  • CHLOÉ Ribbed-knit crew-neck sweater
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    CHLOÉ Ribbed-knit crew-neck sweater
    AW14 saw designers play with knitwear proportions and Chloé's navy sweater has wide capped sleeves and a loose fit. The pure cashmere composition and ribbed knit further add to its laid-back elegance. It makes a chic addition to leather trousers or cropped tailoring and will work with a long-sleeved sweatshirt beneath when the weather cools.
  • NINA RICCI Draped-side silk-crepe gown
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    NINA RICCI Draped-side silk-crepe gown
    Achieve timeless elegance with Nina Ricci’s faultless black draped-side gown. It's luxuriously crafted from silk-crepe and features a deep V-back and a beautiful fishtail hem that swishes and moves as you do. A chic and enduring option it will hold status in your formal wardrobe for years to come.
  • WEEKEND MAX MARA Rafia mid-rise skinny jeans
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    WEEKEND MAX MARA Rafia mid-rise skinny jeans
    The Rafia jean by Weekend Max Mara is a wardrobe essential. Its dark-blue denim complements everything while the mid-rise and skinny leg silhouette is universally flattering. Wear with a fine knit collarless coat and pointed brogues for a versatile look that's perennially chic.
  • TALITHA Isha embroidered cotton blouse
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    TALITHA Isha embroidered cotton blouse
    This Isha embroidered cotton blouse from Talitha is a travel wardrobe staple that looks as good in the city as it does on the sand. It's a light breezy style made from a white stripe-weave cotton and intricately embroidered by hand with traditional Indian motifs. Layer it over shorts as you explore the coast or a cami and skinny denim back in the city.
  • RAQUEL ALLEGRA Faded stripe low-slung boyfriend trousers
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    RAQUEL ALLEGRA Faded stripe low-slung boyfriend trousers
    These faded stripe boyfriend jeans typify Raquel Allegra's relaxed approach to design. They're cut for a low-slung high-rise silhouette and have an easy-fitting tapered leg. Wear them with sandals now and an oversized duster coat as you head into the new season.
  • GUCCI 3D embellished wool and silk-crepe dress
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    GUCCI 3D embellished wool and silk-crepe dress
    Gucci’s AW14 runway collection was inspired by the 1960s with the mod mini dress taking centre stage. This black version is made from a soft blend of wool and silk and adorned with glittering crystal embellishment at the neck and beneath the pleat. Simple black pumps are all you'll need to complete a contemporary evening look.
  • THE ROW Lynn wool-blend midi skirt
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    THE ROW Lynn wool-blend midi skirt
    The Row's ivory Lynn midi skirt is crafted from a sumptuous stretch virgin wool-blend that’s soft to the touch and a pleasure to wear. The fluted A-line silhouette will work with everything from a silk cami to a boxy knit.
  • ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cray stripe-print chiffon dress
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    ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE Cray stripe-print chiffon dress
    This red and black striped Cray dress is a chic way to work Isabel Marant Étoile’s effortless brand of bohemia. The sheer-chiffon style is cut to fit loose on the body and finished with a gathered waist and buttoned front panel. Style it with slouchy boots and an oversized tote.
  • MARC BY MARC JACOBS Boy Meets Girl wedge oxford shoes
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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Boy Meets Girl wedge oxford shoes
    Appropriately named the Boy Meets Girl wedge from Marc by Marc Jacobs's Pre-AW14 collection is a chic hybrid. Based on a man's brogue this high-shine leather shoe features a lace-up front and burgundy tongue. Meanwhile a chunky wedge heel elevates it to stylish heights making it the perfect partner to A-line skirts and button-ups.
  • CAMILLA AND MARC Zealot striped sleeveless dress
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    CAMILLA AND MARC Zealot striped sleeveless dress
    Game boards were a point of reference for Camilla and Marc this season and this Zealot dress puts a playful spin on the classic black and white shades of checkers. It's a flattering piece cinched in at the waist and coming to a slight A-line shape. It makes an elegant yet youthful evening choice when paired with black pumps.
  • GILES Funnel-neck duchess-satin dress
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    GILES Funnel-neck duchess-satin dress
    Giles Deacon takes on the LBD for AW14 and the end result feels unique and totally fresh. Crafted in Italy this duchess-satin creation features a wide funnel-neck collar long sleeves and a dropped waist with a fluted skirt. Wear it to inject youthful energy into your evening portfolio.
  • GIVENCHY Shark Lock leather boots
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    GIVENCHY Shark Lock leather boots
    Givenchy's understated riding boots will make an enduring addition to your winter wardrobe. Beautifully crafted from smooth black leather they have a sleek round-toe silhouette and feature the house's signature silver-tone metal shark's-tooth twist-lock.
  • ANYA HINDMARCH Vaughan leather bucket bag
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    ANYA HINDMARCH Vaughan leather bucket bag
    Based on Anya Hindmarch's first design the Vaughan bucket bag is an archive piece made modern. It's crafted using a new technique that heat-bonds the burgundy leather perfectly to the light-grey P.U lining and features a drawstring closure structured top handle and detachable shoulder strap. As with every piece in the collection a signature gold-tone bow adorns the front.
  • ERDEM Frine Velasquez Night-print silk top
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    ERDEM Frine Velasquez Night-print silk top
    Erdem's Velasquez Night print top is inspired by Baroque paintings and is an easy way to introduce perennially relevant florals to your new-season wardrobe. Cut from a black silk-satin it features a subtly flared tiered peplum hem which only adds to its ladylike appeal. Skinny trousers and smart flats will finish the look with effortless polish.
  • DOLCE & GABBANA Long-sleeved lace dress
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    DOLCE & GABBANA Long-sleeved lace dress
    Dolce & Gabbana's timeless brand of Sicilian elegance lends itself perfectly to eveningwear and this long-sleeved black dress is loaded with Italian glamour. Demure yet so sexy it's cut from sheer lace with a figure-defining silk slip underlay offering just the right amount of coverage. Add a box bag and gold-heeled pumps for optimum impact.
  • ADAM LIPPES Fringe-embellished crepe gown
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    ADAM LIPPES Fringe-embellished crepe gown
    Adam Lippes's navy crepe double-layered dress is a sophisticated way to wear this season's longer lengths. Statement-making black fringing falls from underneath the T-shirt overlay and a centre-back split detail provides a sleek finish. Let this dress speak for itself and team simply with understated accessories.
  • NINA RICCI Crocodile-effect jacquard pencil skirt
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    NINA RICCI Crocodile-effect jacquard pencil skirt
    A crocodile-effect jacquard subverts the ladylike connotations of Nina Ricci's black and burgundy pencil skirt. It's cut for a high-waisted fit and has a split hem for ease of movement. Style it with knitwear and PVC-spliced stilettos for a day-appropriate look with plenty of after-dark appeal.
  • CAMILLA Earth Chant maxi dress
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    CAMILLA Earth Chant maxi dress
    Camilla’s exquisite resort pieces are inspired by the beauty of the natural world. The intricate Earth Chant print on this maxi dress is grounded by soothing neutral tones. Its cut with a V-neck and racer back and is elevated to evening-worthy status with crystal embellishments at the chest. Team it with sandals for day-to-night chic.
  • RIKA Rosa leopard-print crepe dress
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    RIKA Rosa leopard-print crepe dress
    Rika elevates the simple silhouette of its Rosa dress with an all-over leopard print. With its long sleeves pointed collar and knee-skimming length its an easy AW14 winner. Pair it with flat sandals by day switching to pointed pumps come evening.
  • YVES SALOMON Rabbit-fur gilet
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    YVES SALOMON Rabbit-fur gilet
    Trans-seasonal outfits require a lightweight extra layer like this tonal-brown rabbit-fur gilet from Yves Salomon. Wear over knit dresses and beneath supersized coats styling the draped waterfall front open or fastening it at the hook.
  • MAX MARA Ebbro waistcoat
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    MAX MARA Ebbro waistcoat
    Max Mara’s khaki Ebbro waistcoat is a totally feminine take on a traditional menswear piece. This tailored style is backless and knitted from a soft blend of virgin wool and cashmere for a heritage feel. Wear it beneath the matching blazer by day revealing bronzed bare shoulders after dark.
  • VERSACE Bias-cut silk-satin dress
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    VERSACE Bias-cut silk-satin dress
    Versace utilised the bias cut for the first time this season and the result was ultra-feminine and sexy. Made from red silk-satin this sumptuous design features a V-front and back with subtle split-seam detailing. Highlight the gold-tone straps with a classic metallic clutch and complete the look with fringed sandals.
  • OSMAN Bi-colour cady gown
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    OSMAN Bi-colour cady gown
    This season bold monochrome makes the sleekest evening statement as Osman's sharply cut bi-colour gown aptly illustrates. The contrasting white panel is cleverly placed to highlight the smallest part of the waist – accent it even further with matching white accessories.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Aran cable-knit sweater
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Aran cable-knit sweater
    McQ Alexander McQueen's cream Aran sweater is a winter wardrobe classic with signature edge. It's made from a chunky wool and cashmere-blend cable-knit that feels thick and warm against the skin and on closer inspection reveals a concealed version of the label's iconic skull.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Elyse lace-up platform shoes
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Elyse lace-up platform shoes
    Shoes stole the show at Stella McCartney's AW14 runway presentation. These Elyse lace-up platforms were the first pair showcased on the catwalk and made the perfect grounding to the model's mini-length dresses. They're defined by black faux-leather uppers a wooden wedge and chunky rubber saw-edged sole. See how they bring new-season status to your wardrobe.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Allea leather ankle boots
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    ACNE STUDIOS Allea leather ankle boots
    Acne Studios reworks the classic jodhpur boot in a typically offbeat way for the new season. The Allea is crafted from smooth navy leather with a round toe and small stacked heel and finished with an oversized burgundy metal eyelet and buckle. Wear them to toughen up a polished midi-skirt or classic tailoring.
  • MIH JEANS The Phoebe Slim low-slung boyfriend jeans
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    MIH JEANS The Phoebe Slim low-slung boyfriend jeans
    MiH Jeans reworks its popular Phoebe style for the new season. The result is this low slung boyfriend-fit pair that boasts a slimmer leg and optional turn-up hem. They're crafted from mid-blue natural cotton-denim that provides an authentic fit and feel and feature a black denim patch - perfect for tapping into the season's trend for 1990s patchwork denim.
  • BALENCIAGA Le Dix charcoal leather bracelet
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    BALENCIAGA Le Dix charcoal leather bracelet
    Balenciaga's charcoal-grey leather bracelet is a sophisticated way to add an element of tough-chic to everyday looks. It's defined by its gold-tone metal clip closure – named after the iconic Le Dix bag clasp.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sculpted peplum satin dress
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Sculpted peplum satin dress
    This short-sleeved black satin dress from McQ Alexander McQueen is the modern girl's answer to the LBD. It's cut with a flattering peplum waist and a pleated skirt that adds volume to the classic silhouette. Wear it with chunky ankle boots in the day and point-toe pumps after dark.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Beckett oversized faux-fur clutch
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Beckett oversized faux-fur clutch
    When it comes to accessorising this season faux fur is having a moment. This oversized hound's-tooth clutch from Stella McCartney is the ultimate way to tap into the trend and is topped with a polished gold-tone metal frame and clasp. Carry it with block-colour separates to let it steal the focus.
  • ALEXANDER WANG Multi-pocket cargo coat
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    ALEXANDER WANG Multi-pocket cargo coat
    The utility pocket was a prominent detail on the Alexander Wang AW14 runway and this tonal-grey cargo coat comes fully equipped. Its double-faced wool-blend body is energised by a neon-yellow corduroy collar and multiple moulded pockets in all shapes and sizes. Make like the models and wear this structured style with knee-high boots and bare legs.
  • IRO Jay distressed leather biker jacket
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    IRO Jay distressed leather biker jacket
    With the supple handle of a love-worn favourite IRO's Jay leather biker is an off-duty hero piece. It's crafted from distressed nubuck leather in a soft anthracite hue and is ideal paired with skinny indigo denim.
  • JIL SANDER NAVY Polka-dot leather lace-up shoes
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    JIL SANDER NAVY Polka-dot leather lace-up shoes
    Jil Sander Navy puts a playful spin on the classic lace-up shoe with a polka-dot effect. This durable pair is made from black nappa leather with a visible white under-layer peeking from beneath the perforations. They’re the perfect partner to bold tailoring and will add a modern dimension to dresses and skirts.
  • R13 Striped cotton and cashmere T-shirt
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    R13 Striped cotton and cashmere T-shirt
    This black and cream striped T-shirt from R13 is a luxe wardrobe staple cut from cotton and cashmere-blend jersey that’s soft to the touch. Wear it with a leather jacket and jeans to work the label’s easy rock 'n' roll aesthetic.
  • SAINT LAURENT Babies 40 suede boots
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    SAINT LAURENT Babies 40 suede boots
    The knee-high boot has made a triumphant return this season and Saint Laurent's Babies 40 boots are a luxe way to work the trend. Crafted from a supple tan suede they feature a curved square toe and block heel for a subtle 1960s feel.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Banded-bustier strapless dress
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Banded-bustier strapless dress
    Christopher Kane faced his fear of snakes to place the python centre-stage for AW14. This fuchsia-pink duchess-silk dress features the Velcro-fastening snake-print bands that featured throughout the collection and comes complete with a full tulle-lined skirt. Add ankle boots and slip your hands into the discreet side pockets for instant Kane cool.
  • SEAFARER Penelope mid-rise flared-leg jeans
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    SEAFARER Penelope mid-rise flared-leg jeans
    Seafarer's sailor-inspired Penelope jeans come in a contemporary mid-rise fit. Made from tobacco-brown stretch-cotton denim they are slim through the thigh and flare gently from the knee. For a long and lean silhouette pair them with chunky platform heels.
  • RIKA Irena boiled-wool biker jacket
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    RIKA Irena boiled-wool biker jacket
    Rika’s Irena jacket is a playful revision of the classic biker style in a striking jade-green boiled wool-blend. The structured design is fitted with all the essential components – shoulder epaulettes zipped cuffs and a buckle-fastened belt at the hem. Partner it with the coordinating pencil skirt for an easy cool finish.
  • BALENCIAGA Le Dix leather bracelet
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    BALENCIAGA Le Dix leather bracelet
    Balenciaga's understated bracelet is the perfect partner to autumn's loose and languid silhouettes. It's made from smooth burgundy leather and features a palladium and brushed gold-tone closure – a detail borrowed from the signature hardware of Le Dix handbags.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Dancing skirt
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Dancing skirt
    DVF's AW14 show was an upbeat celebration of print and pattern and this Rose Gate print skirt was a key piece from the lively collection. It's cut to sit high on the waist and flare softly to the knee. Pick out the vibrant hues with colour-block accessories.
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY Fernanda wool biker jacket
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    STELLA MCCARTNEY Fernanda wool biker jacket
    Ready to build your new-season arsenal? Stella McCartney's grey felted-wool Fernanda jacket is the perfect starting point. It's a modern reworking of the classic biker complete with asymmetric zip details and contemporary square lapels. Polished versatile but still brimming with signature McCartney cool – this is the update your working wardrobe is calling out for.
  • SMYTHSON 1887 leather and suede tote
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    SMYTHSON 1887 leather and suede tote
    Smythson's 1887 tote typifies the British brand's commitment to exquisite craftsmanship and understated luxury. A smooth black calf leather body creates the sleekest silhouette accented only by suede side panels and a discreet gold-tone embossed logo. Open this timeless style to reveal a luxe lambskin lining one main compartment and two zip pockets - roomy enough for your daily essentials.
  • ACNE STUDIOS Habit wide-leg cropped trousers
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    ACNE STUDIOS Habit wide-leg cropped trousers
    Culottes remain one of Pre-AW14's key silhouettes and have an easy understated elegance befitting the season's laid-back mood. This high-waisted black version from Acne Studios is cut from a wool and mohair-blend crepe and features an extra wide pleated leg. Switch out classic slim tailoring for these for an instant new-season update.
  • MAX MARA Lauto coat
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    MAX MARA Lauto coat
    Max Mara puts an elegant spin on classic leopard print with the Lauto coat. The sleek silhouette has a 1960s feel - note the high round neck one-button fastening and slim cut. Team this cover-up with an all-black outfit to let the pattern pop.
  • VERSUS Chain-print jersey dress
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    VERSUS Chain-print jersey dress
    Versus’s iconic chain-print instantly elevates this little black dress from staple to statement. It’s made from stretch-cotton jersey with a round neck and long sleeves and is decorated across the front with the famous metallic-gold and yellow pattern. Channel the label’s punk aesthetic and partner it with chunky black boots.
  • BALENCIAGA Leather biker jacket
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    BALENCIAGA Leather biker jacket
    No one makes a biker jacket quite like Balenciaga. Made from smooth black leather with a short slim body and silver-tone hardware it's the slickest take on a timeless classic. Work it to toughen up off-duty staples or sleek workwear separates.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG T72 dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG T72 dress
    Diane von Furstenberg is the unequivocal queen of the wrap dress. The T72 is a new-season rework of the designer's iconic style updated in bold monochrome print. With a wrap-over front and belted waist this is a style designed to flatter. Style it with bare legs and pointed pumps for now switching to tights and boots come the cooler months.
  • MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Japanese writing mohair-blend sweater
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    MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Japanese writing mohair-blend sweater
    This season McQ Alexander McQueen took inspiration from the vibrant streets of Tokyo. The result is graphic colourful pieces such as this long-sleeved sweater made from a loose mohair-blend and centred with letters that spell 'London' in Japanese. The slouchy fit is perfect with relaxed denim and a chunky heel.
  • ALTUZARRA Faulkner stretch-crepe pencil skirt
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    ALTUZARRA Faulkner stretch-crepe pencil skirt
    No capsule wardrobe is complete without a sleek black pencil skirt and Altuzarra’s Faulkner style is cut to a feminine high rise. Inverted seams and a subtle front slit allow you to move freely while maintaining a body-conscious silhouette. Wear it from morning meeting to late dinner with a pussybow blouse and mules.
  • SAINT LAURENT Babies glitter-heel patent leather shoes
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    SAINT LAURENT Babies glitter-heel patent leather shoes
    Saint Laurent's AW14 runway was brimming with practical party pieces. These glossy patent leather Mary Janes with a glitter-covered block heel were made for all-night dancing. Dial up the 1960s vibe and team them with an ultra-mini shift dress.
  • AQUAZZURA Sexy Thing suede ankle boots
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    AQUAZZURA Sexy Thing suede ankle boots
    Aquazzura's Sexy Thing ankle boots are just that. Made from black suede they have a sleek shape and signature pear-shaped cut-outs for a seductive flash of skin. Wear them to offset bright looks or to upgrade a favourite LBD.
  • CAMILLA Earth Chant silk top
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    CAMILLA Earth Chant silk top
    Camilla’s silk top is detailed with the label’s kaleidoscopic Earth Chant print and embellished with delicate crystals across the chest. The step hem sits longer at the back making it the perfect foil to straight-leg jeans. See it as an elevated take on a staple tank.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Padlock studded leather backpack
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Padlock studded leather backpack
    The traditional backpack claims it-bag status for AW14 and Alexander McQueen's studded creation places a tough-luxe spin on the classic design. Crafted in smooth black leather it's embellished all-over with gold-tone metal spikes. It fastens with a drawstring and is secured by a padlock featuring the brand's most iconic marker – the skull.
  • GIANVITO ROSSI Pearl suede ankle boots
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    GIANVITO ROSSI Pearl suede ankle boots
    In the hands of Gianvito Rossi the Western boot becomes a chic option for the new season. The almond toe and mid-height heel bring a new feminine perspective to this classic design while the versatile brown suede ensures this pair will slot easily into your weekend wardrobe. Wear them with day dresses and denim alike.
  • CHRISTOPHER KANE Nylon-trim mini skirt
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    CHRISTOPHER KANE Nylon-trim mini skirt
    This mini skirt came down Christopher Kane's nylon-dominated AW14 runway and is one of the most wearable ways to sport the collection's dark theme. It's made from black wool sits on the natural waist and has a ruched nylon hem. Team it with a softly hued sweater or do as the model did and wear it with all black.
  • BOTTEGA VENETA Ti-colour pleated dress
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    BOTTEGA VENETA Ti-colour pleated dress
    This season Tomas Maier used geometric panels in his collection for Bottega Veneta – a technique that highlighted the beautiful silhouettes rather perfectly. Case in point? This tri-colour pleated dress with nude black and chartreuse zigzag sections. It sits closely at the high round neck long at the sleeves and full and pleated at the skirt. It's your shortcut to new-season chic.
  • RAQUEL ALLEGRA Oversized cotton parka
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    RAQUEL ALLEGRA Oversized cotton parka
    Raquel Allegra's streamlined take on the parka is perfect for transitioning into the cooler months. The modern oversized style is made from a lightweight khaki-green cotton with minimal detailing for a clean finish. Pull on the back drawstring to create a more cinched-in silhouette.
  • VERSUS Leather high-top trainers
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    VERSUS Leather high-top trainers
    These black leather trainers from Versus are a savvy hybrid of high top and chelsea boot. Gold-tone eyelets and a logo-jacquard tongue lend them that signature edge. Wear them as you would ankle boots to give polished separates a cool sporty edge.
  • GIANVITO ROSSI Open-toe leather mules
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    GIANVITO ROSSI Open-toe leather mules
    The mule remains a key wardrobe fixture for AW14 and Gianvito Rossi’s olive-green and pink pair feels particularly on-point. Constructed in Italy from soft nappa leather and finished with a concealed platform heel they're the ultimate 18-hour style. Wear them to bring a fresh attitude to an LBD or classic suiting.
  • DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stretch-jersey shift dress
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    DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Stretch-jersey shift dress
    Supremely wearable and ideal for everyday DVF's black stretch-jersey shift dress will slot neatly into any existing workwear wardrobe. It's cut for a relaxed fit that lightly skims the body and finishes flatteringly above the knee. Team it with natty dress flats and bare legs for the most modern finish.
  • CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Chelsea Cat leather boots
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    CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Chelsea Cat leather boots
    The cat is synonymous with Charlotte Olympia's playful designs and this season the whiskered feline serves to update the classic chelsea boot. Made from polished black calf hair they'll make a smart addition to skinny jeans and mini skirts.
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 3D floral-jacquard stretch-knit dress
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    ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 3D floral-jacquard stretch-knit dress
    Everything from the regal bell sleeves to the rich 3D floral-jacquard make this white stretch-knit dress quintessential Alexander McQueen. Fitted through the body and flaring into a full pleated skirt this is a piece designed to flatter. It's the perfect canvas for one the house's ornate Knucklebox clutches just add a pair of embellished pumps.
  • JÉRÔME DREYFUSS Calf-hair and suede wedge Biboots
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    JÉRÔME DREYFUSS Calf-hair and suede wedge Biboots
    Jérôme Dreyfuss's brand of effortless cool is epitomised by the Biboot. Standing on a vertiginous black suede wedge this sultry boot works double duty; wear it knee-high or fold over to reveal a leopard-print lining. However you wear them skinny jeans and a loose knit make fitting accompaniments.
  • TYLER ALEXANDRA Jamie leather clutch
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    TYLER ALEXANDRA Jamie leather clutch
    This beautifully crafted Jamie clutch from Tyler Alexandra is made from a timeless combination of soft grey leather and rose-gold-tone metal hardware. It's a classic structured style with a traditional hinged opening and blue satin lining. The designer began her label in a mission to create a modern classic and this ticks all the right boxes.
  • ROKSANDA Calder felted wool skirt
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    ROKSANDA Calder felted wool skirt
    In the hands of Roksanda the staple pencil skirt is elevated to avant-garde heights. This beige felted wool Calder style features a large frilled half-peplum – a pivotal detail of the AW14 runway. Stay true to the designer's bold aesthetic and team with blocks of colour.
  • CATERINA GATTA Bi-colour faces-print dress
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    CATERINA GATTA Bi-colour faces-print dress
    Though a deft hand with vintage textiles Caterina Gatta's charismatic faces print is her own unique creation. Placing the print at the neckline of this bi-colour silk-satin dress elevates the classic skater silhouette to a whole new level. It's cut slim through the body and flares into a pleated mini-length skirt.
  • CATERINA GATTA Roses-print crepe dress
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    CATERINA GATTA Roses-print crepe dress
    It's Caterina Gatta's unique take on print that elevates this understated design from simple to statement making. Made from cream and red abstract rose-printed crepe it has a contemporary long-sleeved shape with an open back and midi length. A neutral clutch and point-toe pumps will complete a polished event look.
  • SAINT LAURENT Wide-brimmed fur-felt hat
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    SAINT LAURENT Wide-brimmed fur-felt hat
    Stay chic come rain or shine in Saint Laurent's wide-brimmed rabbit fur-felt hat. The black grosgrain band works in tonal contrast to the tan-brown hue adding a smart finishing touch. Wear it as the perfect complement to this season's grey hues.
  • MAX MARA Orche jacket
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    MAX MARA Orche jacket
    Crafted from beautifully soft camel hair Max Mara's Orche jacket is a modern trans-seasonal alternative to its iconic full-length overcoats. The relaxed dropped shoulder and wide-sleeved silhouette look particularly smart when belted with the optional leather waist-tie and layered over cropped trousers or a midi skirt.
  • GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-print satin-crepe dress
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    GIAMBATTISTA VALLI Floral-print satin-crepe dress
    Giambattista Valli's white floral-print dress is a contemporary eveningwear style. The lustrous satin-crepe fabric and ornate print stay true to the house's opulent aesthetic while rounded shoulders and a boxy fit bring freshness. Try it with bejewelled flats for a modern take on after-dark dressing.
  • MARK CROSS Grace large leather box bag
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    MARK CROSS Grace large leather box bag
    Mark Cross's nude-beige Grace bag is inspired by the overnight trunk Grace Kelly used in Rear Window so naturally it's brimming with timeless elegance. It's made from exquisite Italian leather has a detachable shoulder strap and is beautifully accented by 18kt gold-plated brass hardware. The spacious interior is lined in a signature red lamb leather and features a practical zip-up pocket.
  • RICHARD NICOLL Wool and angora-blend cape coat
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    RICHARD NICOLL Wool and angora-blend cape coat
    Effortless and distinctive the cape is a silhouette that fits in seamlessly with this season's new modern brand of femininity. Richard Nicoll's take is typically sophisticated crafted from a soft charcoal-grey wool and alpaca-blend with contrasting light-grey notch lapels. Style it as it appeared on the runway – with the sleeves of a softly hued knit revealed at either side.
  • STELLA JEAN Melissa striped-cotton pencil skirt
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    STELLA JEAN Melissa striped-cotton pencil skirt
    Stella Jean used stripes to temper the wild clashing patterns of her AW14 collection. This cornflower-blue and yellow striped skirt is made from cotton and falls to a ladylike knee length. For the most contemporary finish try it with a sweater in a contrasting stripe.
  • FREDA Double-breasted wool-crepe coat
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    FREDA Double-breasted wool-crepe coat
    Freda gives a lesson in how to approach the season's 1960s trend with this black virgin-wool coat. Loaded with vintage references but still versatile and infinitely wearable this double-breasted style is the kind of clever investment buy every wardrobe needs. Note the fitted bodice and A-line skirt subtle details that say 'retro' but in a thoroughly modern way.
  • THE ROW Rashon chunky-knit cashmere cape
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    THE ROW Rashon chunky-knit cashmere cape
    The Row's Rashon cape was a key look on the AW14 runway and one that typified the brand's understated and ultra-luxe approach. It's made from light-beige chunky-knit cashmere that drapes over the shoulders and is longer at the sides. Wear it fastened at the neck or with one side draped languidly over the shoulder.
  • GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Francy high-top leather trainers
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    GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Francy high-top leather trainers
    Golden Goose Deluxe Brand artfully distresses each pair of its Francy high-top trainers for a covetable worn-in look fresh from the box. Made from white leather they feature all the brand's signature detailing – from the silver star logo to the designer fabric tag on the tongue. Wear them to dress down smart separates.
  • GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Superstar low-top leather trainers
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    GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Superstar low-top leather trainers
    These white leather low-tops from Golden Goose Deluxe Brand are distressed to achieve the love-worn feel of your favourite trainers minus the years of wear. They feature the label's signature beige suede star on the side and a perforated logo on the tongue. Wear them with girlfriend denim for the ultimate in laid-back off-duty style.
  • GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Superstar low-top suede trainers
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    GOLDEN GOOSE DELUXE BRAND Superstar low-top suede trainers
    These charcoal-grey suede Superstar trainers from Golden Goose Deluxe Brand are hand-crafted in Italy and distressed to look like your most loved pair from the very first wear. They feature the label's signature star in silver leather on the side and have a contrasting black eyestay.
  • MARY KATRANTZOU Oriane symbol-print silk shirt dress
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    MARY KATRANTZOU Oriane symbol-print silk shirt dress
    For AW14 Mary Katrantzou took inspiration from American writer Kurt Vonnegut and looked to the beauty of symbols. The Oriane shirt dress displays the designer's bold new direction with a royal-blue silk body that's decorated with myriad multicoloured insignia. Wear it over skinny jeans by day or with sleek mules by night.
  • BALMAIN Quilted leather biker jacket
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    BALMAIN Quilted leather biker jacket
    Balmain and biker jackets are synonymous. This black version is exquisitely crafted from lamb's leather and has a modern collarless square neck. Everything else is thoroughly classic from the gunmetal-tone hardware and moto-style quilting. Try it with a pair of the label's distressed jeans day and night.
  • ROCHAS Tumbled-leather ankle boots
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    ROCHAS Tumbled-leather ankle boots
    Rochas's ankle boots are a sophisticated choice for the new season. They're made from dark-brown and black tumbled leather that holds a subtle sheen shaped with a round toe and high wooden block heel and lined in soft powder-pink leather. Team them with ladylike outerwear for an on-point day look.
  • ISABEL MARANT Felmira sequin-embellished skirt
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    ISABEL MARANT Felmira sequin-embellished skirt
    Isabel Marant's Felmira skirt is an opulent party piece with the brand's signature insouciant edge. Crafted from pure silk it's embellished with rows of burnished metallic sequins and sweeps seductively across the upper thigh. Finish the look in true Marant style by teaming it with chunky knitwear and tough boots.
  • ISABEL MARANT Wal metallic knit sweater
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    ISABEL MARANT Wal metallic knit sweater
    Khaki hues spliced with metallics were seen throughout Isabel Marant's AW14 runway and the Wal sweater features a glittering combination of olive-green and silver. Wear it to elevate favourite denim or leather trousers.
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