Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Suited and booted in the Lanvin show at the Paris menswear collections

Paris Fashion Week: Skirting the issue for the stylish boys' brigade

Lanvin is generally subtler than this when it comes to fusing the male and female wardrobes, despite it being a label which is quintessentially feminine

Traditionally, womenswear has formed the lion’s share of the world luxury market, but the balance has shifted

Autumn/winter menswear 2015: Women are the new men, but is it just about the bottom line?

The tastes of the fashion world reflect deeper rumblings in popular culture

Bottega Veneta sought to evoke the uniform of the artist in their latest menswear show

Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Uniformity is the foundation that much of the industry was built on

Models – and musicians – on the catwalk in Dior Homme for the men’s 2015/16 fashion show in Paris

Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

At this season's Paris shows, various labels played with the city boys' favourite

Margiela presents its menswear in Paris today

Maison Margiela's menswear collection: Amid the boxy coats, Galliano was nowhere to be seen

It feels like an opportunity missed for Galliano to refine his vision for Margiela through menswear, an increasingly important market

Alessandro Michele is the new Creative Director of Gucci

Gucci has confirmed the appointment of the new Creative Director.

Patchworked, pastoral, floral, Seventies and staged around a mountain of lilac sand, Prada’s s/s ’15 show demonstrated all the year’s key trends

Spring/summer 2015 trend roundup: from floral prints to the seventies

Snow may still be on the ground, but fashion’s spring began in September

Miuccia Prada's collection was focused with razor-sharp intent

Milan autumn/winter menswear 2015: Very different takes on Italian luxury from Bottega Veneta and Prada

One offered a crisp, clean and specific view of man for the future, while the other gave a bit of everything

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Gucci Gucci coup: Will Tom Ford return to head the fashion giant's house?

Frida Giannini has seemingly left the building early

Models wearing creations from Dolce & Gabbana's new collection

Super furry animals: At Milan's autumn/winter menswear shows there was lots of skin on display - and not all of it human

Like the Montagues and Capulets – or perhaps AC and Inter Milan – there are two warring breeds in Italian fashion. On the one side are the cerebral, on the other the flashy. Once they were defined by Armani and Versace respectively, epitomising perceptions of the divide between northern and southern Italian culture.

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