Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is fashion editor of the Independent, i and the Independent on Sunday newspapers and was awarded the inaugural Editorial Intelligence Award for Fashion Commentator of the Year 2014-15. He was named one of InStyle magazine's 20 most powerful people in fashion in 2015.

Bygone icons, fashion over style, and the importance of taste

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.

Paris Fashion Week: out of this world

In the packed schedules of Paris’s spring/summer 2016 shows, the ideas that really stood out were from designers who took us on a journey to their own private universe.

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