Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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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

Mary Katrantzou - the winner of the 2015 BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund

Awards season: Is fashion’s new welfare state really benefiting anyone?

Vogue Fashion Fund winner Mary Katrantzou is a worthy recipient, but how do you decide who these prizes go to when almost all designers deserve them?

Judy Garland as ‘Wizard Of Oz’ heroine Dorothy Gale in classic checks

Gingham is a keynote fabric of this spring

Forget Dorothy Gale and Dolly Parton: gingham is the height of fashion

the ungainly titled Yoox Net-a-Porter Group (how long before they change that moniker to something streamlined, like Kering?) represents the world’s first online luxury goods conglomerate.

Fashion is gearing up for the luxury goods.com-glomerate

The merger between Net-a-Porter and the Yoox Group is about much more than just a couple of companies trying to make more money

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Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend
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