Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Older models on the runway - are we in the midst of a fashion revolution or a flash in the pan?

With models aged seven to 70 taking to the catwalk and retouching being flushed out of magazines, contemporary fashion is applauding the normal and natural.

Charles James is the lost genius who shall finally go to the ball as a new exhibition celebrating his work opens

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” will be opening tonight

From left to right: backless: Scarlett Johansson; thigh high: Angelina Jolie; arms akimbo: Kylie Minogue; twerk out: Miley Cyrus

A celebrity appearance on the red carpet is all about branding and making money - courtesy of some ridiculous posing

As the Met Ball approaches, Alexander Fury explains the logic behind the kookiest contortions
Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear A/W 2006

Alexander McQueen coming home to the V&A museum with critically acclaimed 'Savage Beauty' exhibition

The retrospective of the work of the late British fashion designer ran at New York’s Met in 2011

On the dogwalk: a poodle on the runway during a Mulberry show in London

Pet a porter: posh pet pampering

The duo behind Asos and Achica have launched a new venture, AstarPets.com, offering haute couture to help make furry companions fashionable. Cat Kidston or Vivienne Westie, anyone?

Lana Del Rey, Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne each carry their signature bag

Mulberry: To hell in a handbag

British label Mulberry once cornered the middle market in desirable bags. But its decision to go for the super-rich has backfired in dramatic fashion

The gingham shirt is Alexander Fury's new obsession

The gingham shirt: Last season is so next season this season

Right now, I'm obsessed with a gingham shirt. It's blue. It sort of looks like the female version of my primary school's uniform, including the ruffle running down the whole front. It's something I feel I can't make it through summer without sporting.

Style file: Hawaiian shirts: Totally tropical taste

The loud, lairy and slightly scary Hawaiian shirt is a man’s best friend for spring/summer 2014. Best keep it cheap, and cheerful, says Alexander Fury

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Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor