Nostalgic feel Marks & Spencer showcased its spring 11 collection this week, featuring looks inspired by the 1970s such as maxi dresses (pictured) and fashion stories including ‘Coney Island’, featuring nostalgic interpretations of 1950s dresses and ‘Carnival’, incorporating bold prints and bright colours.

M&S has been on strong fashion form this year, gaining market share and increasing sales. It intends to exploit the M&S name more effectively in apparel, having decided to abandon its Portfolio brand to improve clarity.