THE JACQUARD OPEN COAT Exquisite fabric and French design elevate this open coat byAtelier Lila to haute couture—literally and fig- uratively. Designed in France, it is woven in the fash- ion house’s workshops in India, where skilled weavers work the pure merino boiled wool into that gorgeous Jacquard design to produce the supreme richness of colour, the texture and the perfect drape. The result is an all-time fashion statement, not only for this season—when it is perfectly in style—but in any season to come. Warm, comfortable, fashion- able, what’s not to love about this new coat? Created to work rather like a wrap, yet with the an- choring of wide and comfortable sleeves to maintain its shape, it is such an easy way to give an outfit a su- per-chic finish over your favourite trousers or skirt. Add a tucked-in, lean-fit top for proportion, then throw on this luxuriously-textured patterned coat, followed by the wide matching shawl. Think of it as your per- fect statement topper. Knee-high boots and a hat warmly finish off the casual-smart outfit. Unlined. Free size (from 8 to 18 and above). In green with claret (pictured), also in red, both with co-ordinating shawl. Code MC01AL06. RRP £175. CCUK £129. 82