Fashion: Great softies

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In case you hadn't noticed (where are you, Outer Mongolia?), cashmere is having a fashion moment. The super-soft fibre has moved out of its scarf 'n' cardie ghetto and is being used by the luxury-dressing brigade for everything from vests to dresses. It's not even that much more expensive than wool - team the two together, and you get comfort dressing at its sexiest

This page: beige wool sweater, pounds 109, and grey wool A-line skirt, pounds 159, both by Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond St, W1 (enq: 0171 499 8368)

Facing page: grey wool back-to-front cardigan, pounds 127, and grey turn-up trousers, pounds 159, both by Martin Kidman at Tokio, 309 Brompton Rd, SW3 (enq: 0171 823 7310); lilac high-heeled shoes, pounds 750, by Gucci, 17-18 Sloane St, SW1 (enq: 0171 235 6707)

This page: white V-neck cashmere sweater, pounds 159, and navy wool kilt, pounds 110, both by Whistles, 12 St Christopher's Place, W1 and 15 Princes St, Glasgow (enq: 0171 487 4484); grey flannel loafers, pounds 195, by Gina, 189 Sloane St, W1 (enq: 0171 235 2932)

Facing page: grey cashmere vest, pounds 135, by Burberry, 165 Regent St, W1 (enq: 0171 734 5929); camel cashmere pencil skirt, pounds 175, by Elspeth Gibson, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1 (enq: 0171 730 1234), and Hero, 12 Green St, Cambridge (enq: 01223 328740)

Left: light grey sweater, pounds 69, and grey drawstring sweater, pounds 85, from Joseph, 77 Fulham Rd, SW3, and 81 King St, Manchester (enq: 0171 590 6200); light grey wool trousers, pounds 240, from a selection at Liberty, 214 Regent St, W1 (enq: 0171 734 1234); white shoes, pounds 275, by Gina, as before

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID BURTON

STYLING BY CHARLIE HARRINGTON

MAKE-UP BY ALEX BABSKY AT MANDY COAKLEY

HAIR BY BILLI CURRIE FOR VIDAL SASSOON AT DEBBIE WALTERS

MODEL: ANNA GREENLAND AT MODELS ONE

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