What, you might ask, is oxblood?
Answer: it's the only colour you should be wearing this season.
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Oxblood is a dark brownish red colour that is close in hue to the blood of a certain bovine creature. This season it has found its way out of the slaughterhouse and onto the most fabulous clothes and accessories on offer this season.
From Alexander Wang's leather satchel to Alejandro Ingelmo's sculptural heels via Mulberry's Del Rey bag and a slew of rich bloody offerings from the high street, oxblood is giving black a run for its money in the style steaks. Ahem.
Alexander Wang 'Marion' bag in oxblood printed lizard, price on request, Available at Dover Street Market, for stockists call 0207 518 0680
Rupert Sanderson 'Sargon' ankle boot in red, £625, For stockists call 0207 491 2220
River Island jeans, £30, For stockists call 0844 576 6444
Tory Burch clutch bag, £335, For stockists call 0207 493 5888
The Kooples roll neck sweater, £190, for stockists call 0207 589 7696
Lanvin red pony-like calfskin 'Miss Sartorial' bag, £1,705, For stockists call 0207 491 1839
Fleur of England bra, £90.50, briefs, £90.50, and suspender, £59.50, Available from Fox and Rose
French Connection pencil skirt, £67, For stockists call 0207 036 7200