Fashion: No hard feelings

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Fashion is currently besotted with all things folkloric, but that doesn't mean you have to look like a nymph or shepherdess. Folklore fabrics - fine wools, sheepskin, leather and satin - also have strong, fierce, glamorous applications

Captions: Opposite page: backless wool jumper, pounds 350, by Anthony Symonds, from Tokio, 309 Brompton Rd, London SW3, 0171 823 7310; satin oyster hip-tie skirt, pounds 140, by Joe Casely Hayford, from Pineal Eye, 49 Broadwick St, London W1, 0171 240 3572; leather gloves, pounds 45, by Cornelia James, from Selfridges, London W1, enquiries 0171 499 9423.

This page: sequinned blouse, pounds 240, by Ghost, 36 Ledbury Rd, London W11, 0181 960 3121; sequinned cape, pounds 110, from Gallery of Antique Costume and Textiles, 2 Church St, London NW8, 0171 723 9981; bangle, pounds 40, from Steinberg and Tolkien, 193 Kings Rd, London SW3, 0171 376 3660

Right: brown leather bodice, pounds 410, from Pineal Eye, as before; bird of paradise feather (worn as earring), pounds 45, from Gallery of Antique Costume and Textiles, as before.

Below: sheepskin waistcoat, pounds 475, by Mui Mui, from Selfridges, London W1, enquiries 0171 629 1234; floral Shawl, pounds 175, from Steinberg and Tolkien, as before

MAKE-UP: MICHELLE MARSH AT PUBLIC

HAIR: LESLIE McMENAMIN AT UNTITLED

MODEL: ZDENKA AT NEXT

SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE PEACE GARDENS. EARTH, WIND, FIRE AND AIR INSTALLATIONS ARE ERECTED IN THE GARDENS OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LAMBETH, LONDON SE1

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