Undertaker chic

Charles Cowling



Posted by Richard Rawlinson

Autumn/winter 2012/13 fashions are in the stores and Downton Abbey is back on TV for another series. Black is often a fashion favourite for the cooler seasons, but when black is coupled with Dowtonesque, Edwardian styling, the trend takes on a distinctly funereal look.

The mood continues into interiors trends with cool greys replacing warm taupes as the colour du jour. A reflection of the collective psyche in these difficult economic times? Colour psychologist Karen Haller says: ‘If we are anxious or nervous we may also turn to grey to feel calm, which is quite an extreme way to do it as it can be so draining without any support’. 

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Phoebe Hoare
Phoebe Hoare

I would were black all year round if it didn’t absorb heat in the summer!

Tracey Warren

I love wearing black – its very slimming and I was feeling anxious last week so turned to grey – 50 shades of grey infact – not a bad read !