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Marks and Spencer launches Best of British collection

by Lareese Craig Published on 14 October 2013

If you're stuck in a rut with your winter wardrobe then look no further for a helping hand. M&S have just launched their Best of British womenswear collection and it's full of fancy fabrics and heritage haute couture. Masculine coats - tick, tweed two-pieces - check, flashes of pink - obviously. Get snapping up your Brit buys, this M&S special looks set to be a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment.

One can always rely on Marks and Spencer for their leading lady attire and posh garb, and now with the launch of their Best of British collection they're also our first port of call for hot heritage too.

In selected stores for winter 2013, the Best of British line marks the launch of a three year partnership between M&S and the British Fashion Council.

The 34-piece collection takes inspiration right from the heart of British craftsmanship with soft Scottish cashmere and Yorkshire cloths.

Celebrating the country's rich style heritage, the collection boasts check cocoon coats, cable knit jumpers, wool skirts and hand-crafted brogues.

We've been crushing on the androgynous trend since forever so we're head over heels with this boy-meets-girl treat.

Head of design Neil Hendy said: "The timeless collection is beautifully crafted in Britain bringing home-grown design and manufacturing talent to the high street.

"It encapsulates skilled craftsmanship, fine detailing and premium fabrics to produce a capsule collection of contemporary investment pieces with subtle heritage references."

If the womenswear doesn't catch your eye, the menswear counterpart is very appealing. Modelled by Pixie Lott's beau Oliver Cheshire it's sharp, suave and a must-have for your man.

Featuring Shetland-wool jumpers, a double-breasted tweed overcoat, cobalt blue knitwear and understated double-pocketed bags, it's the perfect excuse to buy on his behalf.

Prices start from £45, a small price to pay for a winter of luxury, and all items are available in sizes 8 -18.

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by Lareese Craig

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