This is silk matka – a heavy matte silk which looks like linen and has the drape of silk. The coat has no buttons and a big floppy collar – and is grey, deep red, with bits of pale yellow and aqua.

It feels wonderful to wear – and measures 40″/102cm in length and about 42″/105cm at bust level.Fits 10 / 16 UK and 8 -14 USA with a loose fit.

Worn with a necklace by Lindsey Mann , pants from Oska, Bath, and shoes Chanii B, Bath