Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Models prepare for the catwalk before the Tony Yaacoub show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2014 at the W Hotel

Alexander Fury: A scruffy British bloke just isn't cut from the right cloth for a couture show

The Parisian haute couture season has begun, and I’m starting to sweat. Both literally and metaphorically. The literal is easy to figure out – Paris isn’t a fan of air conditioning, plus cramming several hundred people and several million watts of lighting into an airless hôtel particulieur ends up making you feel a bit like a rotisserie in a kebab-shop window.

Haute couture: Fashion’s Premier League – an artful craft that requires years of practice

Haute couture isn’t just about hefty pricetags and hawking perfume. As the season begins in Paris, Alexander Fury unpicks its unique appeal to the world’s richest women

Donatella Versace adjusts a model's intricate clothing during her couture collection

The tale of two kinds of tailoring: Couture gets the headlines, but cruise collections are where the money is

It's unusual because, until a few seasons ago, cruise wasn't a big deal

Raf Simons is revitalising Christian Dior - and the rarefied world of French haute couture

The Belgian fashion designer's exacting eye has been revolutionising menswear for 20 years
In through the out door … Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver’s menswear designs for Lanvin at Paris Fashion Week

Lanvin and Paul Smith Menswear shows: Cool stars and stripes conquer Paris catwalks

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, reports on menswear shows from the front row of Paris Fashion Week

Givenchy’s spring/summer 2015

Paris menswear showcase: Clothes maketh the man - and the profits

After languishing behind the women's sector, menswear is storming the luxury market

Gucci collection models during men’s fashion week display their ‘mankles’

Gucci menswear spring/summer collection review: Clean-cut, ship-shape but a bit too wet

Frida Giannini’s nautical-inspired collection was an interesting undercurrent to the cliche of sailor chic

The Dolce and Gabbana show

Modern menswear? It’s all gone a bit Bryan Ferry ...

The spring/summer 2015 men’s fashion week began yesterday with Dolce & Gabbana, Zegna and Versace

Astrid Andersen’s collection showcased unusual fabrics and colours for men

London Collections Men: Sport shows how to strip men for action

After only a dozen shows at London Collections: Men on Sunday, a message was already beginning to emerge: namely, that the best suiting in London isn’t necessarily tailored.

Man power: James Long

The Long Jump

James Long’s diverse influences may range from sci-fi to high camp, but the designer knows how to give men the wardrobe they want. Alexander Fury meets him

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