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Shop The Trend: Collage Couture

13/09/2011 12:06 | Updated 22 May 2015

Remember Coco Chanel's famous quote that "less is always more" and the sagely advice that "before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory"? Well banish that nonsense to the outer corners of your mind for autumn. And quickly.

Shop the trend: Collage coutureCatwalks (from left to right): Marni, Givenchy and Mary Katrantzou. Photos: PA

In recent seasons the catwalks have been dominated by an almost clinical minimalism, with clean lines and architectural forms. But for the Autumn/Winter season, pattern, colour and texture were juxtaposed for a severe case of more is more. Admittedly, this is not an easy trend to get your head ahead and if your fear accusations that you got dressed in the dark, try to pull it together by focusing on a single colour. Or get touchy feely by accessorising with a (faux) fur handbag or an embellished necklace. Click on shopping gallery below to get inspired.

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