Fashion: Fall for it
Stop waiting for an Indian summer - the new season's looks are here and five simple elements are all you need for autumn. We'll even tell you what they are. Long. Tweedy. Quilted. Grey. Red.by Rick Guest
Saturday 12 September 1998
Left, lilac tweed zip-front coat, pounds 365, by Miu Miu, 123 New Bond Street, London W1, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW3, enquiries 0171-584 0011; boots, by Gina, as before. Right, long tweed skirt, pounds 140, by SportMax, 32 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171- 287 3434; black wool jacket, pounds 499, by Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-499 8368; black leather ballet pumps, pounds 80, by Ravel,184-188 Oxford Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-534 3800.
Above: Gucci's long skirt is severe. Not only does it have two waistlines, the narrow skirt reaches to below the ankles. But you don't have to be ga-ga for Gucci to get the look. Oasis has `done long' for a tenth of the price Black long wool skirt and jacket suit, pounds 1,010, by Gucci, 18 Sloane Street, London SW1, 33 Old Bond Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-235 6707; black leather boots, made to order by Gina Couture for Hussein Chalayan, 189 Sloane Street, London SW1, enquiries 0171-235 2932 Right: if you are feeling devilish, dangerous or just bored with a wardrobe full of grey, there is a bright and juicy alternative. Prada and Joseph have used red like a beacon in a sea of grey, as have Episode, Jigsaw and Aristoc on the high street Left, red suede top, pounds 389, and skirt, pounds 259, both by Joseph, 74 Sloane Avenue, London SW3, enquiries 0171-590 6200; shoes, by Ravel, as before. Right, red felt dress, pounds 170, by Miu Miu, from Harvey Nichols, as before; boots by Gina, as before
Above: the shops are swamped already: you will wear grey, whether you like it or not. Calvin Klein and Ally Capellino are both finding grey exciting this season
Left, charcoal-grey dress, pounds 185, by AO by Ally Capellino, from Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-318 3046. Right, grey zip-front coat, pounds 945, by Calvin Klein, available from Harvey Nichols, as before; shoes, pounds 245, by Jil Sander, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1, enquiries 0171-730 1234
Right: Donna Karan and Jil Sander have both included quilting in their collections - the industrial variety which looks like insulating wadding. It's warm but adds an extra layer where you might not need it
White cotton padded vest, pounds 310, and white velvet padded skirt, pounds 480, both by Jil Sander, from Browns, 23-27 South Molton St, London W1, enquiries 0171-491 7833, Harrods, as before; black boots, by Gina, as before
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