Fashion: A country yarn

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Banish all thoughts of rough woollen cloth. This season, tweed reaches its prime; softer, more sensual, in muted greys and browns. Miss Jean Brodie would be pleased

Left: Knitted hat, pounds 59, by Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London, W1 (enq: 0171-499 8368); burgundy polo neck, pounds 119, by Betty Jackson, 311 Brompton Road, London, SW1 (enq: 0171-589 7884); rust tank top, pounds 99, by Martin Margeila, from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1 (enq: 0171- 734 1234); tweed jacket, pounds 849, by Christian Lacroix from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London (enq: 0171 235 5000) and 107-111 Briggate, Leeds (0113 204 8888); gold hooped earrings, pounds 29, by Agatha, 4 South Molton Street, London W1 (enq: 0171-495 2779). Right: Black mohair sweater, pounds 220, by Sonja Nuttal, from Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1 (enq: 0171- 580 5075) and Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, London W1 (enq: 0171- 323 3801); fleck trousers, pounds 160, by John Rocha, from Liberty and Selfridges, as before (enq: 0171-935 9393)

Right: Tweed bustier, pounds 260, and pencil skirt, pounds 140, both by D&G, from Harvey Nichols, as before; orange shawl, pounds 365, by Christian Lacroix, from Harvey Nichols, as before

Left: Purple polo neck jumper, pounds 71, by John Smedley, from Selfridges, as before, (enq: 0171-580 5075); salt and pepper tweed dress, pounds 199, by Nicole Farhi, as before; fleck socks, pounds 4, from Marks & Spencer, available nationwide (enq: 0171-935 4422); velvet shoes, pounds 5, from Neal Street East, 5-7 Neal Street, London WC2 (enq: 0171- 240 0135)