Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent.

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Alexander Fury: Mediocre advertising in fashion magazines is a hard sell

September issues have seen the biggest editions in history, but they're all stuffed with advertising

Earring, Mislaid
This is a short, sweet and somewhat odd accessory look for autumn/winter 2014: the single earring. It is championed by two of the world’s most copied designers – Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton and Phoebe Philo at Céline (below) – so will doubtless be popping up not only on the high street, but in high-fashion collections to come. It’s a cost-effective one – half the earring, half the price. Or if you decide to go down the Janet Jackson (circa “Rhythm Nation”) route, it’s a convenient hanging place for a spare set of latchkeys.

Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity

Alexander Fury: The allure of wearing Victoria Beckham's cast offs

It’s interesting the lure that celebrity imbues garments with: totemic, even talismanic

Alexander Fury: The everyday can be extraordinary in fashion

Miu Miu's winter poster-collection is the example that context is everything

Gold beetle brooch. All jewellery by Shaun Leane, showstudio.com

Avant-garde jeweller Shaun Leane spreads his wings at Nick Knight's SHOWstudio

For 20 years Shaun Leane's creations have been a prickly, difficult thorn in the flank of the rarefied sphere of fine jewellery. His current exhibition at Nick Knight's SHOWstudio gallery space runs until the end of August

Sheath dress, £85

Dress designer Roland Mouret styles for Banana Republic

The king of cling’s collaboration with Banana Republic is a winner, writes Alexander Fury

Left: Hedi Slimane’s spring Saint Laurent show, right: David Sylvian

Alexander Fury: The meaning of commercial in the fashion industry

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I'm not a technophobe: Wearable technology is just ugly

To wear or not to wear this new technology

Balmain's autumn/winter 2014 campaign, shot by Mario Sorrenti and featuring Binx Walton, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Ysaunny Brito, Issa Lish and Kayla Scott

Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
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