Fashion: Cold shoulders

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This season's sleeves - sheer or slashed to provide a glimpse of flesh - reinvent the shoulder as a potent symbol of femininity. They may be a little

draughty, but what's

warmth to glamour?

White cotton collar, pounds 130, and white cotton dress with slashed sleeves, pounds 220, both by A F Vandevorst, from Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1, 0171 514 0000, and Koh Sumui, 65 Monmouth Street, London WC2, 0171 240 4280

This page: grey and orange tank top, pounds 135, pink lace sleeves, to order, and pink satin skirt, pounds 150, all by Joe Casely-Hayford, from the Pineal Eye, 49 Broadwick Street, London W1, 0171 434 2567.

Opposite: cream jersey top, pounds 180, and black velvet sleeves, pounds 115, both by Veronique Leroy, to order, from Yasmin Cho, Level One, 22 Poland Street, London W1, 0171 287 6922

Brown cashmere cardigan with matching cashmere cuffs, pounds 630, camel wool trousers, pounds 320, and leather belt, pounds 83, all by Louis Vuitton, 17-18 New Bond Street, London W1, 0171 399 4050