A great white space, the loft of modernist New York artist Rudolph Stingel - where better to show the colourful dimensions of these simple, yet thoroughly expressive clothes? Simple because the shapes are ones we know and love: the sleeveless tank top, the shift dress and pegged trousers. Expressive because even without a head of wonderful red hair these clothes draw the eyes and hold them

Above: blue and white cotton check trousers, pounds 120; navy sleeveless top with button detail, pounds 85; both by Joe Casely-Hayford, at Pellicano, 63 South Molton Street, London W1, and Geese, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester. White loafer trainers, pounds 365, by Comme des Garcons, 59 Brook Street, London, W1 (enquiries: 0171 493 1258)

Left and bottom (this page): blue pattern dress, by Junya Watanabe, pounds 580, at Comme des Garcons, as before; and Liberty, Regent Street, London W1

Above: striped cashmere top, by Clements Ribeiro, pounds 247, at Liberty, as before; Crackers, 62 Church Rd, Barnes, SW13; and Matches, 13 Hill St, Richmond, Surrey

Opposite page, below: yellow and white stripe sleeveless top, by Corinne Cobson, pounds 95, at Tokio, 309 Brompton Road, SW1 (enquiries: 0171 823 7309). A-line burgundy skirt, by Copperwheat Blundell, pounds 115, at Liberty, as before; and Willy's, 24 Gandy Street, Exeter (01392 56010)

STYLING BY LUCY EWING

HAIR BY DENNIS LANNI AT ATLANTIS

MAKE-UP BY LIA RIVETTE AT ATLANTIS

MODEL: LEA AT IRENE MARIE

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