The art of overstatement

From supersized skirts to supremely long sleeves, a playful use of proportion can create both glamorous statements and coolly casual shapes. Photography and styling by Damian Foxe

Dandelion-embroidered tulle dress with trumpet sleeves, and matching suede Horseshoe sandals, both price on request to order, by Alexander McQueen. On the walls throughout: Down Pipe No 26 Estate Emulsion, £32.50 for 2.5l, by Farrow & Ball
Dandelion-embroidered tulle dress with trumpet sleeves, and matching suede Horseshoe sandals, both price on request to order, by Alexander McQueen. On the walls throughout: Down Pipe No 26 Estate Emulsion, £32.50 for 2.5l, by Farrow & Ball | Image: Damian Foxe
Bark tweed coat, £1,735, washed poplin shirt, £300, and wool-twill trousers, £420, all by Stella McCartney
Bark tweed coat, £1,735, washed poplin shirt, £300, and wool-twill trousers, £420, all by Stella McCartney | Image: Damian Foxe
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Felt dress, €1,427, by Comme des Garçons. Leather boots, £120, by Topshop Unique. Felt, perspex and crinoline hat, £435, by Noel Stewart
Felt dress, €1,427, by Comme des Garçons. Leather boots, £120, by Topshop Unique. Felt, perspex and crinoline hat, £435, by Noel Stewart | Image: Damian Foxe
Lamé coat, £5,210, by Lanvin. Cotton-mix Portland pullover (just seen), £109, by Wolford. Over-the-knee calfskin boots (just seen), £1,810, by Hermès
Lamé coat, £5,210, by Lanvin. Cotton-mix Portland pullover (just seen), £109, by Wolford. Over-the-knee calfskin boots (just seen), £1,810, by Hermès | Image: Damian Foxe
Cotton/silk jacket, £1,200, silk shirt with over-long arms, £1,405, and cotton/silk trousers, £755, all by Viktor & Rolf. Felt Mantoue hat, £395, by Hermès
Cotton/silk jacket, £1,200, silk shirt with over-long arms, £1,405, and cotton/silk trousers, £755, all by Viktor & Rolf. Felt Mantoue hat, £395, by Hermès | Image: Damian Foxe
Wool-mix jacket, price on request, and camel-leather and goat-fur bag, £2,413, both by Louis Vuitton. Silk dress, £3,936, by Rochas
Wool-mix jacket, price on request, and camel-leather and goat-fur bag, £2,413, both by Louis Vuitton. Silk dress, £3,936, by Rochas | Image: Damian Foxe
Wool and cotton coat, £1,812, by Maison Martin Margiela. Leather skirt (just seen), €2,086, by Haider Ackermann. Long lambskin gloves, £675, by Lanvin
Wool and cotton coat, £1,812, by Maison Martin Margiela. Leather skirt (just seen), €2,086, by Haider Ackermann. Long lambskin gloves, £675, by Lanvin | Image: Damian Foxe
Brushed-wool coat, €2,700, and faux-leather top, €690, both by Céline
Brushed-wool coat, €2,700, and faux-leather top, €690, both by Céline | Image: Damian Foxe
Lacquered knitted wool coat, £1,080, and knitted wool skirt, £280, both by Véronique Leroy
Lacquered knitted wool coat, £1,080, and knitted wool skirt, £280, both by Véronique Leroy | Image: Damian Foxe
Fleece-wool jacket, €806, by Haider Ackermann. Cashmere Nero cardigan, £1,335, and embroidered crepe Nero skirt, £4,500, both by Bottega Veneta
Fleece-wool jacket, €806, by Haider Ackermann. Cashmere Nero cardigan, £1,335, and embroidered crepe Nero skirt, £4,500, both by Bottega Veneta | Image: Damian Foxe
Quilted wool bomber jacket and cropped leather trousers, both price on request by Acne
Quilted wool bomber jacket and cropped leather trousers, both price on request by Acne | Image: Damian Foxe
Wool coat, £725, by Suno. Tweed hat and leather and tweed shoes, both price on request to order by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Wool coat, £725, by Suno. Tweed hat and leather and tweed shoes, both price on request to order by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label | Image: Damian Foxe
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