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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 29 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 March, 2009, 12:00am

Shoulder pads - think 1980s, the bigger, the better, as championed by Balmain (below left).

Fur - coloured or on bands slung across the body.

Lace - sheer and sexy is the way to go.

Colours - classics such as black and camel were accented with shocking pink, magenta, purple and blue at Dries (right).

Harem pants - a fluid fabric with a long silhouette (no more cropped styles).

The blazer/boyfriend jackets - long, lean and in a bold colour or with stripes.

Draping - at Lanvin and Giorgio Armani and in satin at Balenciaga.

The sequinned jacket - it may be a recession but you still gotta have some bling courtesy of Dries, Gucci and Versace.

The suit - this will be a must-have come autumn, preferably in wool or flannel and a 40s or pencil skirt style.

Separates - finally something that we can wear every day.

Shimmer and sparkle - silver at Gucci, starry dresses at Armani.

Prints - paisleys (Louis Vuitton), ikat (Dior), leopard (Dries) and prints derived from cut minerals such as quartz by Peter Pilotto and Marios Schwab

Crystal and jewels - decorating socks and skirts (Miu Miu), bags (Versus) and leggings (Louis Vuitton).

The coat - blanket coats at MaxMara and Chloe, sculpted shapes at Jil Sander. Above all, the simple wrap style, tied with a belt, preferably in camel.

Underwear - nude bras at Miu Miu, lace tubes at Balenciaga and black bras at Alexander Wang.