Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is fashion editor of the Independent, i and the Independent on Sunday newspapers and was awarded the inaugural Editorial Intelligence Award for Fashion Commentator of the Year 2014-15. He was named one of InStyle magazine's 20 most powerful people in fashion in 2015.

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Alexander McQueen pictured in 2003

Should designer Alexander McQueen be on the new £20 note?

The Bank of England is looking for an artistic visionary to appear on the new note - could McQueen fit the bill?

The overriding trend for next season? How about confusion...

I was told Versace's Versus collection was autumn/winter - but everyone else showed their autumn/winter womenswear collections two to three months ago

A signature Undercover slogan sweatshirt, £248, Matches Fashion.com

Man from Japan: How to dress like a Tokyo Joe

Designs from the latest breed of Japanese menswear labels may not look like anything to shout about - but they are fast gaining cult status

Dior Resort 2016 review: In Cannes via LA, this collection seems to have been lost in translation

The west coast of the US has evidently influenced designer Raf Simons

All the world’s a backdrop for the pre-collections...

Pre-collections, we are constantly told, account for about 70 per cent of most designers’ business, achieved by and large without flashy shows

Karl Lagerfeld's 50 years at Fendi: New book celebrates fashion's record-breaking marriage

The legendary German designer doesn't do career milestones. Yet even he can't deny an astonishing, landmark: 2015 marks his fiftieth year as creative director of Fendi

Louis Vuitton Cruise show report

Alexander Fury reports from Palm Springs

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

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