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Clever Couture: Kinder Aguggini from catwalk to highstreet

Niamh O'Rourke

Published 18/02/2011 | 05:00

Digital print maxi dress, €67,
River Island;
Clog style sandal, €94, River
Island;
Multi strand necklace, €8.99 at
New Look;
Asymmetric cuff, €30, and disc
cuff, €21, both at Topshop.com
Digital print maxi dress, €67, River Island; Clog style sandal, €94, River Island; Multi strand necklace, €8.99 at New Look; Asymmetric cuff, €30, and disc cuff, €21, both at Topshop.com

Animal prints are a stalwartly trend but why not take it a step further and go tribal. London designer Aguggini mixes mulshy, African-inspired prints with chunky cuffs and statement neckpieces.

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Safari tailoring also featured in his show offering a crisp contrast to the more ethnic pieces, while cardboard hats fashioned by Stephen Jones gave a whimsical edge.

And what better canvas for a painterly print than a maxi dress? Whether it's a flowing floor-length gown in ethereal chiffon or a body-skimming tube in ultra soft jersey, full-length dresses are grounded in wearability.

Great as a trans-seasonal, wardrobe staple, don't be put off if you're not six foot two.

Petites can avoid looking swamped; work the look by eschewing billowing shapes and ensuring the length is not too long.

Irish Independent

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