Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Patchworked, pastoral, floral, Seventies and staged around a mountain of lilac sand, Prada’s s/s ’15 show demonstrated all the year’s key trends

Spring/summer 2015 trend roundup:

Snow may still be on the ground, but fashion’s spring began in September

Miuccia Prada's collection was focused with razor-sharp intent

Milan autumn/winter menswear 2015: Very different takes on Italian luxury from Bottega Veneta and Prada

One offered a crisp, clean and specific view of man for the future, while the other gave a bit of everything

Designer Tom Ford is rumoured to be returning to Gucci

Gucci Gucci coup: Will Tom Ford return to head the fashion giant's house?

Frida Giannini has seemingly left the building early

Models wearing creations from Dolce & Gabbana's new collection

Super furry animals: At Milan's autumn/winter menswear shows there was lots of skin on display - and not all of it human

Like the Montagues and Capulets – or perhaps AC and Inter Milan – there are two warring breeds in Italian fashion. On the one side are the cerebral, on the other the flashy. Once they were defined by Armani and Versace respectively, epitomising perceptions of the divide between northern and southern Italian culture.

The world's luxury fashion houses - including Ermenegildo Zegna - are heading to China

China is the most important market for luxury fashion in the world. Which is why Stefano Pilati, the Berlin-based designer of Italian menswear behemoth Ermenegildo Zegna, chose to show his latest endeavour there, in a neat fusion of creativity and commerce

John Galliano returns to London with ingenious and experimental debut collection for Maison Margiela

First outing for Maison Margiela features delicate tulle dresses and swaggering coats torn apart and reconfigured, and a shredded coat skewed from the waist into a ball gown

Models sport Alexander McQueen’s Savile Row tailoring

London Collections 2015: JW Anderson and Alexander McQueen review: What exactly is the message of 21st-century menswear?

One focused on the floppy, the fey; the other on swagger-shouldered military machismo

Phoebe Philo acknowledges the audience at the end of the Celine 2015 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show

Big girl's blouse: Phoebe Philo’s unisex concept is in, but men in crossover clothing still court negative reactions

A man dressing in a feminine style is still guaranteed to raise hackles

Uniformed Qantas staff walk through Sydney domestic airport

The iconic tailoring of flight attendant uniforms has inspired many designers

Jet-set chic is alive and well – at 35,000ft

Models wearing Christopher Shannon, left, and Astrid Andersen

A wealth of ideas, but what are they all worth? The most impressive menswear stars in London deserve to sell

The jolt of the new may excite visually, but few people actually want to put it on their backs
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee