Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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People perform a dance routine to mark the Christmas Jumper Day in London

Christmas clothing should come but once a year (if at all)

Wear, what, why, when?

House of Poiret gets a second life

Fashion’s revival of long-dormant labels continues apace, with the house of Poiret now on the market, 85 years after closing its doors. Alexander Fury wonders why an industry built on new ideas is so obsessed with old names

Fashion as art: Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí

Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest, book review: Revealing Elsa as a shrewd, brilliant woman

This biography paints a compelling picture of a shrewd businesswoman gussying up her product as art, and making a killing

2009: Nice shoes, shame about Jimmy Choo's first - and last - clothing designs

H&M's 10 years of high street cred: The retailer's link-ups with designers such as Alexander Wang have revolutionised the fashion industry

Fashion fans are sharpening their elbows for Alexander Wang at H&M. As the store celebrates 10 years of designer collaborations, Alexander Fury recalls the hits and misses
Rocha says: 'I've been going to shows since I was zero'

Can fashion designer Simone Rocha match her father John's success?

Simone has stepped out of her father's shadow to become a sought-after designer in her own right. Alexander Fury meets London fashion’s next great hope

Alexander Fury: Passing the torch is far more dignified before it's demanded by death

Who is the new Karl Lagerfeld? The second Armani? That's the question fashion needs to address

Gap announced its same-store sales were down 6 per cent in August, and 3 per cent in September

No more Normal: Designer dull is on trend, but struggling Gap got it wrong

The issue with normal clothing is the same as the issue with minimalist clothing: to get it right, it’s going to cost

Designer Oscar de la Renta takes a bow after showing his Spring 2015 collection in September, his last show before his death

Oscar de la Renta's passing has left a vacancy for couturier to America's royalty

He excelled at polite clothes with a touch of pizzazz

Alexander Fury: Lazy luxury satisfies some appetites, but it looks a dog’s dinner

It’s not the skill of the creation you’re left reeling at, but the ostentation

A-list winter looks: Eight must-have menswear items viewed through a cinematic lens

From Donnie Darko 'rabbit' hats and slick bomber jackets inspired by Top Gun to shart suits that could grace the back of any Hitchcock hero, Alexander Fury reveals Autumn/winter 2014's slickest styles...

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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing