PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 March, 2010, 12:00am


Any style of camel coat, as seen at Chlo?, Max Mara, Gucci and Marc Jacobs.


We loved the structured versions at Chlo?.


Forget Jil Sander and Helmut Lang, this movement is headed by Phoebe Philo at C?line.


Masculine shapes were tweaked for women while traditional menswear fabrics were used by Chlo? and Vivienne Westwood.

Chunky knits

Sci-fi versions as seen at Balenciaga, hippy mohair patchworks at Missoni or interwoven with colourful grosgrain ribbon at Dior.


Faux is de rigueur, otherwise opt for a cool scarf as spotted at Dries Van Noten. Those big hairy coats are only for the adventurous.


Prada and Vuitton's curvy 1950s-inspired beauties.


A masculine cut made more feminine with ties or cravats.

Leather trims

On jackets, shirts and coats.

Oversized pockets

A cool new detail on autumn's big coats.

Dark embellishments

Beads and feathers, especially. So chic and understated they can be worn during the day, too.

Hooded coats

They have a sporty feel but are still chic (see Givenchy).

Techno fabrics

From scuba fabric at Givenchy to packaging materials at Balenciaga.

Funnel necks

For a chic yet severe look. Anything high-collared will work, too.

Mid-heel pumps

Shoes are sensible with little adornment, except for buckles and a chunky block heel.

The ladylike bag

Almost every designer pared down their arm candy.


Brought a pop of colour to the catwalks of Margiela, Givenchy and Berardi.

Leather coats

No more biker jackets - go for a long sleek coat or sexy trench as seen at Herm?s.

70s Janis Joplin

Sheep- skin coats, new-romantic military jackets and printed chiffon dresses at Cavalli, Dior and Pucci.

Double-breasted jackets

This menswear-inspired style comes in all shapes and styles.


The new length for skirts and dresses. One more inch and it'd look matronly.


A strong theme from army to navy, Napoleon to Afghanistan, at Burberry and Max Mara while chic khaki separates were spotted at Dries and Junya Watanabe.

Fur-trimmed shoes

Outside or inside, fur added a luxe (or hairy) look to shoes.


From tartans to Prince of Wales checks.

Sporty separates

Tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts given the glam treatment at Stella McCartney and Lanvin.