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Christmas 2018: the must-have fashion gifts for women

This hand-picked selection of statement pieces are guaranteed to please come Christmas morning

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“Fashion,” said Coco Chanel, “is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, the way we live.” It’s also in these five perfect gifts.

Jennifer Behr's Esme barrette hairclip

The barrette everyone needs in their wardrobe this Christmas: the Esme hairclip is totally unique, yet incredibly easy to wear. Designer Jennifer Behr has become the doyenne of hair accessories in Hollywood and, made by hand in New York, this sophisticated barrette features jewel-tones gems in varying shapes and sizes.

Jennifer Behr's Esme barrette, £192; jenniferbehr.com

Shushu/Tong dress 

Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang are the brains behind high-end brand of the moment, Shushu/Tong. As this elegant piece shows, they are not afraid to bring new ideas to some old favourites.

Shushu/Tong dress, £835; doverstreetmarket.com

STAUD Bissett bag

Los Angeles-based label STAUD has gained a cult following for its understated and elegant designs. The Bissett bucket bag is made from calf leather and is fully lined in suede, with a drawstring closure and polished gold hardware throughout.

STAUD Bisset bag, £290; brownsfashions.com

Moncler Genius + Simone Rocha Jacket

Made famous by the Canadian rapper Drake, Simone Rocha’s update of Moncler’s signature puffer coat has exaggerated proportions and romantic details. Made from ivory shell and decorated with pretty floral embroidery and embellishments, this down-filled style has dropped shoulders and voluminous blouson sleeves. A winter coat has never looked so hot. 

Moncler Genius + Simone Rocha embellished embroidered shell down jacket, £3,095; doverstreetmarket.com

Olivia Von Halle pyjamas 

Designer Olivia Von Halle spent four years in Shanghai and takes the Chinese city’s stylish 1920s heyday for her inspiration for these incredible silk pyjamas. This set is crafted in Matcha Green silk and features a prowling tiger print in ivory. For an extra special gift this Christmas, Von Halle also accepts bespoke monogramming commissions, from standard lettering to large-scale embroidery.

Olivia Van Halle's Lila Rola silk pyjamas, £395; selfridges.com

Shimell and Madden's Four Circle pendant necklace 

Jewels by Shimell and Madden are “a fascinating mix of science, art and fashion”, says thejewelleryeditor.com. This pendant necklace from the London designer’s latest collection is made in textured 18kt yellow gold, with a 0.20ct diamond at its centre. Innovative yet wearable, it is clear why this jeweller is “a name to watch”.

Four Circle pendant necklace, £2,140; shimellandmadden.com

Bordeaux Fuchsia Kimono

Inspired by the bougainvillea flower, this Italian Bordeaux silk satin kimono comes from a new collaboration between Nui Ami and London luxury print designer Pam Weinstock.

Bordeaux Fuchsia Kimono, £245; nuiami.com

Desmond and Dempsey Peony Print Quilted Robe

This quilted robe from Desmond & Dempsey is among the finest pieces in the design house collection, thanks in no small part to the fact that it is crafted “from premium cotton like your cosiest duvet”, and combines “the style of the 50s with Sunday morning comfort”.

The luxury pyjama firm also offers a monogram service, embroidering initials onto pockets and sleeves to personalise any sleepwear item, making for an extra special gift.

Desmond and Dempsey Peony Print Quilted Robe, £310; desmondanddempsey.com

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