Must Have: Compliments come as standard with Alexander McQueen

Compliments come as standard with a bold red accessory, and Alexander McQueen's gloves are a cool, unexpected way to add the colour to your wardrobe.

They've been made in Italy from supple leather and have buttons along the wrists for a secure fit. Wear yours to brighten up black and grey.

Alexander McQueen's tunic is cut from cotton-blend lace that's woven with graceful doves flying from bloom to bloom. Long enough to style as a maxi dress, this sheer piece is finished with a ruffled tier and drawstring cuffs which can be cinched to show off a few choice pieces of jewellery. Underpin it with a bustier top to show a hint of skin.

Alexander McQueen's sweater is detailed with red embroidery inspired by medieval needlework – hand-woven textiles are a key theme for the label this season. This oversized style is knitted from soft cashmere and has a cosy turtleneck. Tuck it into leather pants or jeans.

One of Alexander McQueen's most instantly recognizable motifs, the skull print stands for everything we love about the label – "fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity." This scarf is woven from a luxurious blend of wool and silk and subtly patterned with roses, too. The muted palette will work with just about everything in your closet.

The value of precise tailoring is deeply rooted in Alexander McQueen's DNA and is evident in this black grain de poudre wool jacket for Pre-AW17. The military-style silver-tone metal buttons and structured shape reflect the sense of English history that influenced the collection. It's cut with a high point collar, padded shoulders and fitted waist, and lined with black satin. Style it with bold earrings and wide trousers for a confident, feminine presence.