Would designers rather have critical discourse or a pretty picture of a pretty celebrity looking pretty with a brand name boldly affixed?
From face creams and hair gels to luxury barbering, and even intimate hair removal... as the autumn/winter 2016 collections unfold on the catwalk, Alexander Fury investigates what lies beneath
Courrèges's 1965 'space age' line was all his, but it responded to a cultural moment, the fascination with the possibilities of outer space travel and cosmonauts
French designer claimed he, not Mary Quant, was behind iconic Sixties symbol
Our mild December means you can frock up in designers' choice get-ups without catching your death
Louis Vuitton's new campaign star is instantly recognised and idolised the world over. But she isn't an actor or a supermodel – she's the first computer-game character to become a high-fashion heroine. How very 2016, says Alexander Fury
There's something not quite right in the fashion industry today
Back in 1996, Alexander McQueen approached the war photographer Don McCullin about reproducing his images on clothes. McCullin refused. McQueen did it anyway
Tomas Maier clawed Bottega Veneta back from bankruptcy. Now the label's woven bags are netting almost £1bn and its campaigns are high-art affairs. He talks to Alexander Fury
Stocking fillers for followers of fashion
In their stocking or under the tree, a veritable constellation of fashion names reveal what they’d be grateful to receive this christmas - they'll surprise you
It is the Donald Trump of fashion: loud, ugly, offensive
The linguine-slim silhouette was, ultimately, about as Italian as it got
I normally wince whenever I see the term “style icon” used. Which means I wince a lot these days, as “style icon” is the favoured way to describe everyone from daytime television presenters and vapid society girls to a couple of male models. Few men outside of fashion get the accolade: Vanity Fair's best-dressed list usually features a smattering of European royals as its only masculine components, and the prerequisite current flavours of Hollywood. The phrase is so ubiquitous as to become meaningless.
Alexander Fury on the nonpareil of shoe designers, 73 today
Sales season is upon us, but some luxury brands are discounting less, later or opting out altogether. It's about retaining exclusivity, but Alexander Fury asks if they're pricing themselves out of a crowded market