fashion Gone to print

This spring, printed fabrics are the surest way to update your wardrobe. We are not talking florals or polka dots, but more everyday prints, where the illusion of texture is the key. Carpets, wallpapers and curtains from the Seventies have been rediscovered and redefined to make a new kind of hip. And suddenly Missoni, the Italian label that has specialised in multicoloured knitwear for 26 years, looks totally of the moment. But, to be truly crafty, beat the designers at their own game and trawl second-hand shops for Seventies originals - the trashier the better


Brick print jacket, pounds 280; navy culottes, pounds 150, both by Joe Caseley Hayford at Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, W1


Blue striped chiffon shirt, pounds 330; red-and-pink printed hipsters, pounds 240, both by Gucci, 18 Sloane Street, SW1; 33 Old Bond Street, W1

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Zigzag jersey shirt, pounds 369, by Missoni at Browns, 27 South Molton Street, W1; Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, W1; brown, Jacquard print, below-the- knee skirt, pounds 130, by Joe Caseley Hayford

Photography Howard Sooley

Stylist Liz Thody

Make-up Hina Dohi at Streeters

Hair Julian le Bas using Nicky Clarke Hairomatherapy products