The humble jumper, that most trusty of staples to help battle through winter, is no longer just a jumper - it is a statement piece. No, jumpers never really do dip out of fashion, but this autumn/winter 2012 they're having a moment. Tactility and playing with pattern and print is key, with chunkier yarns and fabric mixes everywhere. At Kenzo, the house's tiger motif was plucked from the archives and re-worked across bold grass-green and mustard knits. Altuzarra opted for animal prints in graphic beige and black, as Suno knitted a landscape panel of rolling hills and wintry trees. Christopher Kane's offerings were experimental, woven with thick wire. Rochas' boxy V-neck jumpers were belted and teamed with matching skirts, while Maison Martin Margiela pulled soft polo necks high over the face so eyes peeked out over the top. Jumpers at Chloé were oversized and patch-worked with every rainbow yarn available. Vivienne Westwood also took to the loom to produce plenty of colour with a zig-zag patterned jumper in faded pink, red, brown and dusty olive greens that hung low over the hips. Little else is needed to make you stand out this season, and not only will you be earning extra style points (and be set for Christmas pullover parties) but you'll be snug when the cold hits. Comfort and style, thank you autumn/winter 2012.