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It’s catwalks and dogs this season as autumn’s key textures and prints get canine inspired...

Photography: Ben Harries, Fashion Director: Alexandra Fullerton

Jinx the Puli/Fringing

Dress, £1,215, Boudicca at Matches; wide cuff, £420, and narrow cuff, £350, both Prada; shoes, £595, Christian Louboutin

Henry the Weimaraner/Velvet

Dress, £1,770, Calvin Klein Collection; glasses, £279, Cutler & Gross; boots, £789, Azzaro

THE TWO VINNIES Dobermans/Leather

Jacket, £2,555, and skirt, £1,800, both Versace; boots, £745, Bionda Castana

Alfie the Bichon Frise/Sheepskin

Coat, £2,140, Cacharel; ring, £75, Noir Jewellery at Nyla Boutique; boots, £995, Chrissie Morris

PEPSI the Dalmatian/Polka dots

Coat, £483, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel at my-wardrobe.com; hat, £105, Paul Smith; ring, £55, Folli Follie; socks, £3.85, Trasparenze at mytights.com; shoes, £475, Rupert Sanderson

Remember, a dog is for life, not just the new season.

Stylist isn’t advocating that you choose your pet to match your outfit this season. But they are the inspiration for this season’s catwalks. From Dalmatians (Topshop dedicated their a/w 2011 show to the chic monochrome dog), swinging tassels (just like Jinx the dreadlocked Puli) and sheeny metallic velvet (spot the difference between Calvin Klein’s dress and a Weimeraner) natural textures and prints are key trends for the new season. In case you’re concerned, our dogs are all professionals, regularly appearing in films and on TV so a day hanging out in Stylist’s studio was a walk in the park. ''

Hair: Kota at Balcony Jump using Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Assisted by Toshimasa Yui Make-up: Adam de Cruz at Book using Chanel a/w 2011 and Chanel Sublimage Skincare Assisted by Holleigh Gallon Photographer’s assistant: Calvin Bishop Fashion assistants: Gaby Patterson, Mary McIlheney Model: Chloe Hayward at Next Dogs: Jinx, Alfie, Henry, The Two Vinnies and Pepsi at Charlotte Wilde (charlotte wilde.co.uk) Shot at Big Sky Studios, London, N7