Fashion Update: Iglesias in Browns

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THE young designer Tomas Iglesias has created a delicious summer capsule collection for Browns Own Label. This includes soft, meringue-like skirts in black or white muslin, navy seersucker tops and loosely tailored, long, linen/silk mix waistcoats. Prices start at pounds 25 for a short-sleeve check top.

It is Iglesias's first womenswear range. Since leaving Central St Martin's in 1993, he has built his reputation with menswear design, following in his family tradition - his father, grandfather and great grandfather were all tailors in Madrid, where his brother is now running the family business. Rita Britton, the innovative retailer behind the Barnsley store Pollyanna has already commissioned a Tomas Iglesias menswear collection and intends to back the designer's manufacturing.

Browns Own Label, set up last year by Caroline Collis, herself the daughter in a family firm, gives Iglesias his womenswear debut. The Own Label line aims to cater to a broader market than the main designer labels sold in the London fashion store established by her mother and father, Joan and Sidney Burstein.

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