Hard-working hoods, shells and tunics are the winter must-haves from the young independent labels. The watchword? Utility. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Mauricio Guillen
Grey felt-wool balaclava sweater, 185, by Hussein Chalayan, from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1, Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-240 5224 Opposite page claret padded-shoulder top, pounds 159, by Kostas Murkudis, from Liberty, as before, Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-629 2205; grey Neoprene fleece top, pounds 199, CB Outline by Copperwheat Blundell, from Liberty, as before, Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1, Square, 5-6 Shires Yard, Bath, enquiries 0171-613 0651; taupe skirt, pounds 85, by YMC, from Liberty, as before, Hip, 14 Thornton Arcade, Leeds, Brother II Brother, 202 West Street, Sheffield, enquiries 0171- 251 8861

Pouch-fron grey dress, pounds 249, by Hussein Chalayan, as before; turquoise jumper, pounds 95, by YMC, as before Opposite page black detachable-hood top, pounds 75, red fleece zip top, pounds 95, both by YMC, as before

Denim Velcro-fronted dress, pounds 149, by Vexed Generation, 3 Berwick Street, London W1, Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1, enquiries 0171-287 6224; grey padded trousers, pounds 159, by Maharishi, from Harrods, as before, Aspecto, 7 Dale Street, Manchester, enquiries 0171- 490 0316 Stylist's assistant Emily Barnes

Make-up Mary Jane Frost at Blunt

Model Chloe at Storm