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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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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We need to talk about loss

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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
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Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album