Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Alexander Fury: The battle of commerce v creativity in the fashion industry

New York is a city whose fashion output is decried as a triumph of commerce over creativity

A catwalk model is reflected in a mirror during the Versus Versace show in New York’s Fashion Week

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week: ‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Fun has always been the watchword of the Versus line – the lower-priced, younger-aimed line helmed by Donatella when her brother, the label’s founder Gianni, was still alive

Joseph Altuzarra for Target: Meet the New York designer bringing sexy back

Credited with reviving ‘result wear’ across the pond, Joseph Altuzarra has rapidly leapt from obscurity to trendsetter status

Models walk in the finale of the Victoria Beckham Spring 2015 collection

Victoria Beckham, New York Fashion Week 2014, review

For spring, we went a little Little House on the Prairie, with deluxe hopsack, dirndls, artful raw edges and giant homespun jumpers

The Alexander Wang Spring 2015 collection, modeled during New York Fashion Week

REVIEW: New York Fashion Week 2014 - Alexander Wang

This souped-up sports stuff isn't just what Wang and his customers want, it’s what the designer is genuinely good at

Prabal Gurung’s spring 2015 catwalk show
The Jason Wu Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York

Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week 2014 show review:

This collection was American to the core, boldly and proudly referencing American sportswear

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

Among fashion’s flotsam and jetsam, which names really make the difference?

Brave step: A live collection from Alexander McQueen whose internet show crashed because of high demand

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive

Italy's queen of accessories: Silvia Fendi celebrates fifteen years of her famous Baguette

The fashion house celebrated fifteen years of the punchy pouch with a weighty tome and two new versions of the classic Baguette

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