Fashion: Sheep chic

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Last season, it was shaggy sheepskin trimmings - linings, collars, cuffs - but this year designers have gone all the way: this is the Bigfoot look. Wool has been washed, blow-dried, curled, straightened and brushed. The result? See Free Lance's knee-high Yeti boots, and textured coats and tops by Betty Jackson, Joseph, Nicole Farhi and Martin Margielal

Grey sherling top, pounds 799, and blue organza knee-length skirt, pounds 299, both by Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London W1, and Harvey Nichols, Leeds,

enquiries 0171 499 8368

Black hairy backless waistcoat, pounds 659, by Martin Margiela; black ankle-length skirt with seam fold, pounds 175, by Ann Demeulemeester; all from Liberty, 214-220 Regent Street, London W1, enquires 0171 734 1234

White sheepskin jacket, pounds 649, and taupe leather micro-mini, pounds 229, both by Joseph, 22 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171 590 6200; tan pony-skin mid-calf boots, pounds 345, from Gina couture, 189 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171 235 2932

Olive green floor-length sheepskin coat, pounds 975, by Betty Jackson, 311 Brompton Road, London SW3, enquiries 0171 589 5924; yeti boots, pounds 240, by Free Lance, 253 Kings Road, London SW3, enquiries 0171 351 4038

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID BURTON

STYLING BY CHARLIE HARRINGTON

MAKE-UP BY ANGELA CHUNG USING SHISEIDO

HAIR BY KYLIE BARRY AT JO HANSFORD

MODEL: KIRSTY RICHARDS AT MODELS ONE

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