Fashion

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Twisted tradition

'Modern heritage' may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that's exactly what so many of the autumn/winter catwalks served up: Timeless British fabrics and prints reimagined for today, bringing country casuals onto the city streets.

'Tis the season to be matchy

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When it comes to finishing touches, you can't get more polished than a mani that matches your outfit. The matchy-matchy trend may be subtle, but wearing tips the exact same shade as your clutch bag takes accessorising to a whole new level.

Find your festive finishing touch

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While fashion has gone to the max this season with crushed velvet, shimmering materials and embroidery galore, in the jewellery department, it's all feeling decidedly more minimalist.

Embrace the Eighties

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Where Hedi Slimane goes, the fash pack follows, so when the designer delved deep into the Eighties for his final Saint Laurent show earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before retailers followed suit (or should that be cocktail dress?).

Sizing up your perfect party pieces

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Plus-size fashion - increasingly being labelled the 'curve' collections - really went mainstream this year, thanks to 'Body Positive' models like Ashley Graham and Tess Holliday.

'Tis the season… to party!

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Whether it's the office Christmas bash, a family get-together or mulled wine and merriment with the girls, the season they call 'party' offers a multitude of opportunities to get our gladdest rags on.

Style that's SEW cool

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Glamorous, gorgeous and opulent - the heavily embellished frocks that floated down the Alexander McQueen and Dolce and Gabbana AW16 catwalks were truly out of this world, and those shows have gone on to fuel one of autumn's biggest trends.

Slip into winter

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Eveningwear aside, we don't tend to associate silk with cold-weather fashion, but this season, the catwalks will have you reconsidering the fluid fabric.

Get in step with winter trends

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Colder weather calls for more practical footwear choices, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with your winter warmers.

Join the velvet revolution

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After a couple of seasons skirting on the style peripheries, the velvet revolution has arrived in full force for AW16.

The cover stars

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With heatwave season a distant memory, the search for that dream winter cover-up is well and truly on. If you haven't already found the ultimate staple that'll see you through to next spring, you'd best be quick - the fashion pack cherry-pick their cold-weather coat of arms back in balmy July.

Baby, it's cold outside

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It's easy to 'fall' for the latest looks in childrenswear, from powerful prints and sportswear, to sumptuous velvet and a laid-back Scandi vibe. Don't know where to start? Mix it up and style them together!

It's about time…

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Have you got the date marked in your diary? It's not long until the clocks go back (on Sunday, October 30), signalling the start of depressingly dark mornings and almost imperceptibly lighter evenings.

London Fashion Week: The super seven

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In the four-stop whirlwind they call fashion month, New York is renowned for polish and sophistication, Milan for high-octane glamour, and Paris for legendary houses like Chanel and Dior.

Perfect your fashion foundation

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The right undergarments can make all the difference to an outfit, and with the profusion of sheer fabrics and off-the-shoulder styles in the shops for autumn/winter, it's more imperative than ever that your lingerie isn't left to chance.

Time to get back in gear

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It might be years - even decades - since your actual school days, but it's hard to shake that new-term feeling every time September rolls around, isn't it?

Your autumn fashion forecast

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The last of the sad, unwanted sale items have been cleared away, the September issues have hit news stands and the first drops of winter coats have landed - on Planet Fashion, autumn is officially here.

Adorn me!

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The fastest way to update your wardrobe (no need to spend hours in the fitting room), jewellery can make all the difference to an outfit, and you don't have to spend a fortune, either.

Step up your summer shoe game

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There's another heatwave on the way, which is as good an excuse as any to invest in some jazzy new shoes - and what a choice you've got right now.