Mama-b takes pride of place on the cover this Autumn. This wonderful and now very popular brand makes plain sailing in effortless style and comfort. With the genius in cut, the intelligent choice of cloth and most importantly a firm understanding of the needs of women today, it ticks a lot of boxes. Well done Mama-b.

Gershon Bram wows us with a medley of layering, texture and something for everyone. On one level, arty and flamboyant, on another, quiet and considered. The individual pieces make exceptionally good building blocks. A new and upbeat collection called Nook works well here also. It promises to be another positive fashion statement for the fuller figure; quietly different, easy wear and easy care.

From Italy, D’Exterior is that forever quality. Top the Prince of Wales trews with a slice of satin trimmed blouse or finish with an equally divine yak mix cardi. Colours are slate, moody moss and fern.

Rodika Zanian, Paris, is very, very sadly retiring and this is her last collection. The knitwear has always been one of the strongest stories. The stately day dresses and sexy evening wear will be sorely missed.


Troon Designer Clothing call 0131 557 4045 (Edinburgh) or 01223 360274 (Cambridge)