Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Anna Wintour with her daughter Bee Shaffer at the British Fashion Awards in London, and John Galliano

British Fashion Awards: John Galliano begins his rehabilitation with a little help from Anna Wintour

Designer returns to the fashion fraternity for the first time since 2011

Rebel, rebel: Vivienne Westwood in her baroque-influenced early-Nineties designs

Dame Vivienne Westwood: The former Queen of Punk may now be an establishment pillar, but her work is still controversial – and much copied

When someone’s around for a very long time, everyone takes them  for granted

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

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence