a vintage season: Fashion

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The freshest look this spring draws on the appeal of the classic twinset. Combine original Fifties and Sixties separates from vintage clothes shops with the tiniest of the current, brightly coloured knits. If you want real authenticity - and if you can bear to - wear coloured pop socks, the Nineties equivalent of bobby socks

Main picture: original Sixties fuschia paisley dress, pounds 45, at Blackout II, 51 Endell St, London WC2 (tel: 0171 240 5006); turquoise short sleeve cardigan, pounds 79.50, at The Scotch House, 2 Brompton Rd, SW1

Right, top: original Fifties white dress with turquoise beading (worn as full-skirt), pounds 105, at Blackout II, as before; red polo neck, pounds 85, at The Scotch House, as before; mint pop socks, by Hue, pounds 4.95, at Dickens & Jones, Regent St, W1 and House of Fraser stores nationwide; red stilettos, pounds 30, at Blackout II

Right, middle: fuschia crochet v-neck top, pounds 150, at Katharine Hamnett, 20 Sloane St, SW1; crown available at Burger King branches

Right, bottom: lemon v-neck jumper, pounds 31, at Benetton, 255-259 Regent St, W1, and selected branches; Fifties lemon angora cardigan with peach poppy print, pounds 26, at Blackout II, as before; orange crepe straight skirt, pounds 29, at Blackout II; mint pop socks, pounds 4.95, by Hue, as before; turquoise stilettos, pounds 30, at Blackout II