Tamed Wilde

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Back in the old days of 'Kids in America', Kim Wilde was rarely seen out of jeans and leather jacket. Nowadays her style has changed along with her music: "Honestly, wearing leather jackets was an occupational hazard - anytime I did a show or a live appearance somewhere I'd come back and find it gone. I had to buy loads; in the end it seemed cheaper to wear something else!"
The 'something else' was Yoji Yamamoto: "I just happened to be passing his shop and I loved the window, so I went in and bought loads of horribly expensive clothes. This is my favourite outfit - I bought one in black as well. They're the best cut trousers I've ever managed to get my hands on; hey're just so flattering and the material hangs beautifully. Also, my weight fluctuates slightly and these trousers can handle that. They're a bugger to keep from creasing."
Kim's using her new image to promote her latest single 'You keep me hangin' on': "I've become much more aware of fashion and what suits me, especially since I moved to London. Before, when I lived in Hertfordshire, I scavenged round secondhand shops or wore jeans all the time. Now I go for more timeless, classic clothes in dark colours."