Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Style over substance: The Yves Saint Laurent biopic doesn’t quite measure up

The Independent’s fashion editor finds himself disappointed

Painted ladies: Artistic fashion for spring 2014

From gallery sets at Chanel to fine-art collaborative handbags at Louis Vuitton and Prada, fashion has discovered the creative – and commercial – value of an arty tie-in for spring/summer 2014. Alexander Fury reports

L’Wren Scott at New York Fashion Week, 2012

L'Wren Scott dead: An appreciation of a designer at the top of her game

For the fashion industry, the death of L’Wren Scott today comes as a shock and a mystery.

German fashion designer and Creative Director of French fashion house Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld

Cult of Karl Lagerfeld comes to the capital: Designer launches boutique in London

This shop is about offering a bite-size piece of the Lagerfeld image – an iPhone cover, a book, a doll – to an ever celebrity-hungry public

Shop till you drop: Desirable dressing from Chanel

Paris Fashion Week: From Chanel to Louis Vuitton, it's going wild in the aisles

The Paris autumn/winter 2014 collections were a triumph of commerce over creativity. But it was the exceptions to that rule that made the city sparkle

A Ghesquière ‘leather goods meets ready-to-wear’ creation for Louis Vuitton on show at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week: Shock on the catwalk as wearable clothes abound at the Louis Vuitton show

If the most remarkable thing about Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton collection – for fashion folk at least – was its eminent wearability, it was by no means an isolated incident. The overwhelming, overarching theme of the autumn/winter 2014 shows has been how resolutely unshowy they have all been. As is often the case in fashion, Paris has served to underline, even magnify, the emergent themes.

Nicolas Ghesquière: 'I ask people to do things they’re not used to doing. I play a little game... But it’s subtle'

Nicolas Ghesquière: The man who asked Louis Vuitton's handbag makers to have a go at dresses

Louis Vuitton’s workers helped to create a new leather look, the designer tells Alexander Fury

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection

Paris Fashion Week: Is Karl Lagerfeld off his trolley? Audience strips shelves after Chanel show

The designer lays his wares out and you pick and choose, like a  salad bar

Models Cara Delevingne, left, and Joan Smalls on the runway during Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear collection

Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney avoids pitfalls of getting too tense

Sunday's Chloe show-notes referenced a “sweatshirt attitude” Which sounds like sound bite-y garbage, but somehow chimes true as we slide into the home stretch of the Parisian collections, and the close of the autumn/winter 2014 season as a whole. At this point, you don't want clothes that try hard, that push and pull and pinch. You want something comfortable, something cosy. You can even turn a blind eye to something a bit lazy, if it's well done.

Dolce and Gabbana’s fairytale finale

Milan Fashion Week: Made in Italy

All eyes were on the designers’ clothes, rather than elaborate shows, at Milan Fashion Week. And nowhere more so than at Prada’s stripped-back and simple collection, and the fairytale finale from Dolce & Gabbana.

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