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Designer of the day: Carolyn Massey

Models wear looks by designer Carolyn Massey.

Label: Carolyn Massey.

Fashion school: The Royal College of Art, London.

What is the inspiration of your new collection? Two books: Un-Fashion by Tibor Kalman and Farm by Jackie Nickerson.  Inspired by the essentially natural attitude to masculine dressing portrayed in the books, the latest collection also gives a distinct nod to Eastern elegance. All this while retaining the quintessentially English in menswear tailoring,

Colours and fabrics in your new collection? Cotton drill from Italy, Japanese cotton shirting, Merino wool and mainly European manufacture. Cream, stone, mustard and rust alongside Indian ink, petrol blue and navy complement the play on proportion and shape.

Style icon do you most admire? My style icons are people I see — my friends, people I see in the street where I live — this is the most inspiring way to research.

What three pieces do you think belong in every stylish wardrobe? A good pair of brogues, a handmade shirt and a great tailored jacket.

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