Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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It’s well documented that luxury fashion brands were largely reluctant to embrace the internet

Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion has been slow to adapt to technology - now it's catch-up time

Ophelia the eco-warrior: the finale of Dries Van Noten's 2015 spring/summer show at last September's Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten interview: The Belgian fashion designer is the magician of mix'n'match

For Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, the first rule of fashion is - there are no rules. Rebecca Gonsalves meets him in Antwerp
Jacket £75, shorts £45, shirt £35, bag £29.50, all Autograph

Marks and Spencer: Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?

In spring, a brown suede skirt put the fashion spotlight firmly back on to M&S

The 5 best blusher and bronzers

Faking a flush is my ultimate instant pick-me-up, and over the years I've experimented with every blusher formulation under the sun – from powder to liquid tint, via crème, mousse and gel.

The 5 best products to combat sweat

The mid-Nineties were a simpler time. Back then Peter Andre was an honest-to-goodness pop idol rather than shiller of frozen goods, and thanks to him and his boy band ilk, the idea of getting sweaty was sexy rather than smelly.

Massimo Giorgetti shows "Pilot Episode" Pucci collection in Florence

The new designer at Emilio Pucci presented his debut designs for the brand at Pitti Uomo last night.

The 5 best Father's Day scents

It's so unfair that fragrance has a reputation as a naff, unoriginal Father's Day gift – good stuff makes a fine present. From esoteric essences to more acessible perfumes, the joy of fragrance is discovering something new and different.

LCM: Craig Green is one of the brightest things at London Collections: Men

With the menswear fashion event kicking off tomorrow, the award-winning designer reveals his collaboration with Dover Street Market

Kate Brittain, University of Westminster (Catwalking.com)

Fashion graduates class of 2015: New designers creating something to get excited about

The fashion graduates of the class of 2015 are remarkably upbeat and impressively assured, says Rebecca Gonsalves

The 5 best fake tans for a healthy glow

Fortune may favour the brave, but when it comes to fake tan I think that a bit of recalcitrance has been my saving grace –and the thing that's stopped me from looking like I've been Tango'd.

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