Mark Alexander is our go-to brand for simple textiles with elegant, modern twists. Focusing on yarns such as linen, silk, cashmere and wool, the pieces are made at traditional mills in a palette of subtle, natural tones. The latest designs have a slightly glamorous feel, with softly reflective finishes and luxurious undertones. In the ‘Tate’ collection, linen satin is given a natural lustre, and the pieces in ‘Tailored’ are made from fine pure wool. Meanwhile, ‘Jazz II’ features decorative silks and sheers in sumptuous tones and the ‘Mezzo’ designs are dyed linen velvets with a lustrous sheen ( both pictured above). From £95 per metre (markalexander.com).