Fashion: Carrying it off

Some of the latest designer creations are so stunning it's hard to wear them without swooning. So mind you don't forget the season's key accessory: a brawny man whose sole purpose is to carry you around

Grey wool dress, pounds 239, by Alexander McQueen, from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1, enquiries 0171 734 1234; black ballet boots, from a selection at Liberty, as before.

Male model throughout: three-quarter wool trousers, pounds 69, by UTH/Jigsaw Menswear, 27-29 Brook Street, London W1, or 103 George Street, Edinburgh, enquiries 0171 499 2521; merino wool jumper, pounds 99, by Pringle, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London W1, enquiries 0800 360 200

This page: mustard wool jacket, pounds 312, by John Rocha, 60F Sloane Avenue, London SW3, enquiries 0171 838 0017; black flannel skirt, pounds 100, by Sportmax, from Maxmara, 32 Sloane Street, London SW1, and Harvey Nichols, Leeds, enquiries 0171 287 3434; boots, as before.

Opposite page: beige wool wrap, pounds 150, by Krizia, 25 Conduit Street, London W1, enquiries 0171 491 4987; olive wool wrap skirt, pounds 175, by Ann Demeulemeester, from Liberty, as before; boots, as before

Black ribboned coat, by Yumi Eto, to order, from Browns, South Molton Street, London W1, 0171 491 7833; olive mohair knickers, pounds 45, and olive funnel neck top, pounds 80, both by Amaya Arzuaga, from selected

House of Fraser stores nationwide, enquiries 0171 935 9393; boots, as before

HAIR: BILLIE CURRIE AT VIDAL SASSOON

MAKE-UP: LIZ PUGH USING STILA

STYLIST'S ASSISTANT: NATHAN ROGERS

MODELS: JEN DAWSON AND BRIAN GIDISH AT SELECT

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