THE JACQUARD COAT
Made exclusively for M&S, this beautiful jacquard cocoon coat can be dressed up or down to suit an array of occasions, says M&S style director, Belinda Earl.
This coat is one of my personal favourites from our spring/summer 2014 Best of British collection. The intricate – and exclusive – jacquard weave, which can also be seen across some of the other pieces in the range, is the result of our first collaboration with Stephen Walters and Sons, a specialist fabric mill in Sudbury, Suffolk. It’s a really nice occasion piece, and I love the fabric and the shape. I especially like the three-quarter-length sleeves, the pockets and the lipstick-pink piping on the lining for that flash of colour and individuality. I’ll be wearing it with navy ankle-grazer trousers and heels or flats, or with a dress for evening.