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Dorothy Perkins

Autumn 10

The look

Dorothy Perkins opts for a gypsy nomad story for autumn 10, with long flowing maxi dresses and gypsy skirts in animal or paisley prints, with cable-knit cardigans, Fair Isle knits and chunky snoods and scarves.

Leather jackets and military-inspired outerwear and fur coats also feature, with fur used either all over or on collars and linings, or as trims even on footwear and handbags.

Fur gilets tie in with the bohemian style and are layered over chunky knits as an alternative to jackets. Sheer long-line tops with billowing sleeves are a flattering look.

Standout pieces include a matte gold, sequin floor-length sleeveless gown with a cowl back styled with a military olive green double-breasted wool jacket. An assortment of neutral colours in caramel, coffee and cream wash over the collection, with mauve and elephant grey prominent on knits. Splashes of red and teal brighten tops and blouses.

Key pieces

  • Chiffon maxi dresses
  • Fur-lined coats and accessories
  • Oversized, chunky grey jumpers

Right for the market?

Yes. With knits as outerwear key for autumn 10, Dorothy Perkins interprets this by opting for commercial and comfortable silhouettes, leaving deconstructed edgy looks to its younger Arcadia counterpart Topshop.

The collection can be dressed up with on-trend accessories such as long knitted socks and fur-lined boots for the more adventurous Dorothy Perkins shopper.

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