Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Something to brew over: The A/W 15 collections from Chanel (@Olivier Saillant)

The Paris autumn/winter 15 collections were the epitome of French style

Despite Paris being fashion’s indisputable home, it’s the only place where you could imagine anyone asserting that, season after season

Origin of a man: the bare bones of Alexander McQueen's fashion genius

The exhibition Savage Beauty opens at London's Victoria & Albert Museum tomorrow - we celebrate with an exclusive shoot featuring some of the legendary designer's most iconic pieces

The Louis Vuitton collection was a cut above at the Paris Fashion Week autumn/winter show yesterday

Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week review: Lots of slithery, slippery skins

It’s fitting that Nicolas Ghesquiere’s collections for Louis Vuitton start the end of each Paris fashion week (namely, the 10am slot on the final day), given that not only many of this city’s shows, but much of the season as a whole, has been stamped with his aesthetic and ideological imprint.

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) walk the runway at the Valentino show, promoting ‘Zoolander 2’

Zoolander moment mangles Valentino's message during Paris Fashion Week 2015

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's appearance on the catwalk felt entirely out of place on the penultimate day of the Paris collections

Stella McCarttney’s Paris show captured the ‘laissez faire’ feel, with loose trousers and swinging, comfortable mid-calf skirts

Stella McCartney Paris Fashion Week review: Letting loose with ‘lazy to wear’

It is British designers who are evoking the mood best

Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary Dior and I goes on worldwide release, charting the creation of Raf Simons’s first collection for the fashion house in 2012

Fashion is worth a trillion – still think you can call it ‘fluff’?

Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary Dior and I  emphasises, subtly, the enormity of the machine of Christian Dior - a company with a revenue of £22.42bn last year

The finale at Dolce and Gabbana autumn/winter 2015

Milan Fashion Week: How an obsession with motherhood led to one of the strongest Italian collections in years

They may not be having many bambini, but Italian mothers are evidently loath to cut the apron-strings

Vivienne Westwood uses clothes to impart knowledge

Vivienne Westwood interview: An audience (of sorts) with British fashion's grande Dame

She is still designing with her husband and creative director, Andreas Kronthaler. The couple discuss climate change, death, destruction – oh, and dresses

Diary of a make-up artist: Backstage in Milan at Giorgio Armani's womenswear show

Backstage at a fashion show can be chaos. For Linda Cantello, the make-up artist behind Giorgio Armani’s huge productions, it’s just another day in the life...
Raf Simons modernised the Dior look with mutated animal prints in Paris

Paris Fashion Week review: Old Dior versus New Dior: Let the face-off commence

When Simons announced that his intention was 'the invention of a new species', I couldn’t help but relate his grandiose statement to the new species of woman Dior is attracting

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Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Heavy weather

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

World Bodypainting Festival 2015

Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
alt-j: A private jet, a Mercury Prize and Latitude headliners

Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high
How to find gold: The Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge

How to find gold

Steve Boggan finds himself in the Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge
Singing accents: From Herman's Hermits and David Bowie to Alesha Dixon

Not born in the USA

Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
10 best balsamic vinegars

10 best balsamic vinegars

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
Wimbledon 2015: Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Serena dispatched her elder sister 6-4, 6-3 in eight minutes more than an hour
Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

Versace haute couture review

Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy