Nicholas Gligic launches his debut collection this autumn. His designs are beautifully classic and finished like clothes used to be finished. Properly. Not surprisingly, since Gligic's standards are haute couture, honed by his experience with Pierre Balmain in Paris and Hardy Amies in London. This sublime translucent shirt is actually 89 per cent wool with a touch of lurex, the buttons real mother- of-pearl. The trousers are a lambswool/angora/cashmere mix, lined in silk satin crepe. Gligic's agenda is "to make the beautiful comfortable and the comfortable beautiful". At last, someone understands what we want. AB

Wool/lurex shirt, pounds 365 and lambswool/ angora/cashmere trousers, pounds 595, both to order from Nicholas Gligic 0171 931 0079.

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