The Victoria and Albert museum's new exhibition is big on smalls. It comes at a prescient moment, when fashion is looking to lingerie for inspiration and when the contemporary silhouette is being reshaped by a postmodern corset revival. Alexander Fury looks at what lies beneath.
This spring, there’s nothing chicer than a coven, apparently. The witch is it, say Alexander Fury. But it’s not all about the black arts (or even black clothes).
William Banks-Blaney is a man with a passion for the past and an eye for the future. This week, he launches a website that promises to show old clothes in an entirely new way, with what he's dubbed the "net-a-porter of vintage." Alexander Fury meets him to talk mothballs, returns policies and a hatred of retro.
The Met Gala has been transformed from a dusty, fusty benefit into a celebrity-packed multi-million netting extravaganza. As a documentary is released Stateside documenting last year's preparations, and the finishing touches are made to the latest installment, Alexander Fury dissects the most important night of fashion's year.
The spring/ summer collection is flashy, which in many eyes equals trashy
Florals are a tried, tested but somewhat tired fashion trope – but not this season, as all manners of designers give them all manners of makeovers. Alexander Fury plucks the best of the bunch of the season’s reimagined blooms
Alexander Fury wonders what 'creative director' really means
With hoodies on the catwalk and logos on skatewear, where do you draw the line between street and catwalk? With the new crossover brands, says Alexander Fury, there's no need to.
Alexander Fury rounds up a clutch of perfumey products that leaves nothing lingering about the nostrils
The most sought-after sets are beautiful, hugely expensive, and sound pretty good too, says Alexander Fury
This is a rare appointment - it offers a suitable successor to Alber Elbaz and engenders enthusiasm rather than acrimony
From stadiums to standing-room-only, the shift in Paris' autumn/winter shows summarised fashion's craving for intimacy in the age of the masses, says Alexander Fury
Fashion, even in the 21st century, is still an industry dominated by women
Phoebe Philo is her own best model, and she showed her greatest pragmatic hits for Céline for autumn/winter 2016. But is that enough for the stage of the catwalk, asks Alexander Fury
Isn’t fashion about caging women, literally and figuratively? No
The singular vision of Jonathan Anderson at Loewe contrasts with a still-leaderless Christian Dior. Fashion editor Alexander Fury reports from the autumn/winter 2016 collections