Rebecca Gonsalves

Rebecca Gonsalves works on The Independent's Fashion Desk.

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Designer Rick Owens returned to his trademark glamorous grunge – and went heavy on the leather – on the Paris catwalk

Paris Fashion Week: Alexander Wang finds his feet while Rick Owens steps up his pace

Now in his third season at Balenciaga, American designer Alexander Wang may still be finding his feet but the ground beneath them appears to be firm. This collection was sports-luxe, emphasis on the luxe – some looks were paired with industrial wire-handled bags in leather, crocodile and fur. Add croc gloves with a built-in wallet and the Balenciaga customer will have no need to worry about where to store their spare change – not that there will be much of it.

En pointe: from £65 for a classic ballet slipper; French Sole, frenchsole.com

Style File: Find your sole mate with French Sole

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A model on the catwalk at the Dolce & Gabbana show

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Milan Fashion Week: Business as usual at Jil Sander despite loss of leader while Bottega Veneta separates the women from the girls

Outerwear silhouettes are strong and well definedwhile shift dresses are folded, draped and twisted close to the body

O sole mio: For Cesare Casadei, making beautiful shoes runs in the family

Cesare Casadei was not yet born when his parents Quinto and Flora Casadei began creating sandals for the well-heeled tourists of the Italian Riviera. It was 1958, a time of a booming post-war Italian economy and the golden age of travel, and Casadei's 'flimsiest of Fifties sandals in olive-green calfskin set on kitten heels' were to play an important part in the 'Made in Italy' miracle of that era.

Moschino 30 years on: Italy's most light-hearted label enters a new era

From 'waist of money' belts to garbage-bag dresses, Moschino has spent three decades gently ribbing planet fashion – while steadily building a style empire. As Jeremy Scott presents his debut, Rossella Jardini talks about keeping the label going after the death of its founder, Franco

Simone Rocha’s collection takes over Tate Modern

A hint of spring in the autumn collections as London Fashion Week draws to a close at Tate Modern

Designs by the Meadham Kirchhoff duo of delicate pastels and sheer layers reflect a trend for lightness seen repeatedly this week

Printed matters: Model wears leather jacket £2,700, leather overalls £1,900; Acne @ Liberty, available now from Liberty, Regent Street, London W1, liberty.co.uk

Style File: Taking Liberty

A hook-up with the Swedish brand Acne is bringing London’s offbeat department store up to date, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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Rebecca Gonsalves is ready to watch as London Fashion Week's finest strut their stuff

Model wears: trousers £39.50, jumper £39.50, bag £29.50, shoes £25, all Limited Edition, marksandspencer.com

Style File: True colours

Get in primary position this season, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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