Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

A major New York exhibition is dedicated to the impact the nation has made

A Hermes crocodile skin bag, an example of fashion’s current love of exotic skins

Luxury consumers should demand more than the material

The tropes of modern luxury are so overused they have lost all meaning

Valentino, Spring/Summer 2015

Matching prints bring a party touch to your everyday pyjamas

Matching prints in strident shades make dream menswear

Giorgio Armani presents his Asian-influenced ‘Armani/Casa’ range in Milan

How fashion designers like Armani and Louis Vuitton are jumping on furniture as a savvy investment

Never mind what you’re wearing, now it's what you’re reclining on

A general view during the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on 2 December, 2014 in London, England

Designer exhibitions enthral and educate, but above all, they sell

Their purpose isn’t merely to enthral and educate - it’s to reinforce brand identity

David Cameron may well be asking himself how he can redesign the Tory label

General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Are fashion and politics really that different? They're mostly about looks, but without the substance to back it up, it's difficult to get anyone to buy what you’re selling. Alexander Fury gives his verdict on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch during an Apple special even

Apple Watch: The world is watching, but will the rich be impressed?

The first pre-ordered deliveries of the smartwatch should arrive on Friday

Junk food hits the catwalk: The unlikely fusion of fast food and high fashion

Quick, easy, and of little nutritional value, fast fashion shares all the issues of fast food, says Alexander Fury

Rudolf Nureyev in 1969

The ballet boy look can be stylish and practical (and not just as a fancy dress costume)

Revamp your summer wardrobe with a subtle ode to Nureyev and Baryshnikov – but forget the tutus

A look from Nicolas Ghesquiere’s 2015 Cruise collection for Louis Vuitton

Printed seaweed and deluxe barnacles: How the fashion world is shunning the global water crisis this spring

Alexander Fury plunges into fashion’s (shallow) waters

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China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
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The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
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Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
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It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living