Harriet Walker

Harriet Walker is a fashion writer and columnist for The Independent.

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Rihanna's capsule collection for River Island

Ri-ri for River Island: how much does Rihanna's capsule collection reflect her personal style? (what, no brolly?)

Rihanna isn’t the first musical hipster to go from dog’s dinner to fashion plate, but just how accurately does her new collection for River Island reflect her own personal style?

When it comes to new rules, just stick with the old ones

Fashion statement: when it comes to new rules, just stick with the old ones

The shows taking place in Paris at the moment are exercises in idealism, showcasing each designer's dream woman, head to toe in looks made for her, and styled just so according to that creative vision.

Malene Birger is one of Denmark’s (other) greatest exports – and she’s celebrating 10 years in the business

iStyle: The designer is making a killing

Malene Birger is one of Denmark’s (other) greatest exports – and she’s celebrating 10 years in the business. By Harriet Walker

Danish designer, Malene Birger

Malene Birger: the Danish designer who's making a Killing

Cult TV series aside, Malene Birger is one of Denmark's greatest exports, and last month she celebrated ten years in business

Kitsch grandeur: How Giles Deacon became the most adored designer of the past decade

Giles Deacon explains the inspiration behind his latest collection, an idiosyncratic integration of classicism and cartoon kitsch

Harriet Walker: There are only four types of jeans-wearer

To most people, fashion is not this season's candy colours. To most people, fashion is not even next season's shiny vinyl and leather separates. To most people, fashion is just a pair of jeans and a nice jumper.

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Birchbox: Boxing clever

A new service delivers the best undiscovered beauty products, says Harriet Walker 

Jessica Chastain: She is all Veronica Lake with curled hair and a slimline strapless dress by Armani Prive. It’s the label of choice on the west coast of America. The first designer to have set up a celebrity post in California to tap the lucrative red carpet opportunities in the Eighties, Armani still gets a good showing every award season. Chastain does his slick and minimalist metallic style justice

Oscars fashion: The red carpet verdict

It is the biggest event in the red carpet calendar. Our style editor Harriet Walker gives her verdict on the fashion winners and losers at the Oscars.

London Fashion Week - a sexy but strong vision for autumn: who are you calling ladylike?

Feminine with a fighting spirit: the London collections presented a sexy but strong vision for autumn 2013. Harriet Walker reports

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