MUST HAVE: Brunello Cucinelli has been described as “the king of cashmere"

Knitwear specialist Brunello Cucinelli has been described as “the king of cashmere.” Based in the tranquil surroundings of Solomeo - a 14th-century Umbrian village - his brand is renowned for its ethical and philosophical approach to business, as much as its sumptuous fabrics and timeless colour palette.

Spring '18 marks the comeback of the cardigan and we love this version by Brunello Cuccinelli. A glamorous alternative to a blazer or biker jacket, it has been expertly woven in Italy with touches of cotton and wool and has a fuzzy, open-knit texture intricately threaded with scores of silver sequins. Put the hood up on relaxed days.

Brunello Cucinelli's pants have a cool safari vibe about them. Beautifully made in Italy from smooth cotton with a touch of stretch, they're detailed with an elasticated paper bag waist, metallic leather belt and utility pockets. Wear yours with a loosely tucked-in shirt or sweater.

Brunello Cucinelli's sweaters have such a cozy, homespun feel to them - each one is beautifully made in the ancient village of Solomeo, Italy.

This cropped sweater is woven with touches of wool, linen and cashmere and flecked with metallic threads. Style yours over a longer crisp white shirt or wear it solo with a maxi skirt.

Brunello Cucinelli's exaggerated wide-leg jeans almost look like a skirt - and they move in an equally relaxed way. They are detailed with precise pleats and white stitching inspired by traditional tailoring techniques. Show off the corset-style waist with tucked-in tops.