Fashion: Time after time

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Why does fashion have to look backwards to move forwards? This season we've had medieval heroines, Victorian nymphs, Seventies glamour girls and Eighties disco dollies. Trend-watching is more like a history lesson than ever

Captions: Opposite page: pink cotton puff-sleeve dress, pounds 200, by Ghost, 36 Ledbury Rd, London W11, enquiries 0181 960 3121.

Left: black and cream cotton basking blouse, pounds 160, black satin inside- out skirt, pounds 230, both by Joe Casely-Hayford, from the Pineal Eye, 49 Broadwick St, London W1, enquiries 0171 240 3572; black tasselled leather boots, pounds 295, by Gucci, 18 Sloane St, London SW1, enquiries 0171 235 6707

Fuchsia flowerprint silk dress, pounds 730, by Gucci, as before

Denim waistcoat, pounds 120, palm tree-print sequinned skirt, pounds 275, both by Anthony Symonds, from Koh Samui, 28 Lowndes St, London SW1, 0171 838 9292; yellow gold ring, pounds 1,040, and yellow gold watch, pounds 5,410, both by Chaumet, 49A Sloane St, London SW1, enquiries 0171 245 0045

Photographs By Tesh

Styling By Aurelie Lambillon

Hair: Antonio Gianasi At Streeters

Make-Up: Linda Ohrstrom At Public Using Philosophy

Model: Kirsty Richards At Models One