Susannah Frankel is Fashion Editor at The Independent.
04 August 2012 12:00 AM
Is it acceptable, given the current climate, to pay upwards of £300 for a pair of ballet flats? I doubt the lovely people at my bank would think so, but let me explain…
30 July 2012 12:00 AM
The world's most famous designer is in London to launch a new collection and a pop-up shop to bring a little bit more Lagerfeld into our lives. Susannah Frankel meets him
23 July 2012 12:00 AM
While the world at large has been moaning about the weather which, admittedly, has been remarkably inclement, not to mention the remarkable lack of security at the Olympics, something remarkably strange has been happening to my wardrobe. "You're wearing red, white and blue," says my friend and I realise that there's no arguing with her.
16 July 2012 12:00 AM
Stating the obvious… For many years now, dresses have been fashionable. Now, though, it is the turn of trousers to dominate. Yes, it's that simple. And, to this fashion commentator's mind at least, it comes not a minute too soon. It all started with Miuccia Prada, whose signature collection shown in Milan earlier this year teamed every look with a pair.
09 July 2012 12:00 AM
From freshly cut flowers to the tree of life, designers at Paris's couture shows were inspired by bucolic romanticism, says Susannah Frankel
09 July 2012 12:00 AM
Fashion is fuelled by mythology and stories so lovely that one could be forgiven for thinking they are imaginary – or at least heavily embellished, just like the clothes that go with them. The haute couture, however, is the last bastion of such romance and, contrary to all rhyme and reason maybe, it remains very much alive.
07 July 2012 12:00 AM
I have many a colleague who raves about the virtues of finding fashion on eBay: original Prada Formica-print trousers, for instance, barely-worn early Yohji Yamamoto, and so forth. Conversely, it's also possible to pay more for a piece of clothing than one might from a shop – so addictive is the process.
05 July 2012 12:00 AM
Jean Paul Gaultier showed his haute couture collection in Paris yesterday to typically spectacular effect. This was a vintage show heavy on cages – in gold leather or inky black dripping with jet – gender-bending tailoring and corsetry of the sort that made the couturier famous in the 1980s. Remember this is the man who put David Beckham in a skirt and Madonna in a conical bra.
Fresh take on a classic label as Dior's new boy Raf Simons brings flowers and finesse to the catwalk
03 July 2012 10:00 AM
Critics applaud hotly anticipated Paris debut from Raf Simons
02 July 2012 12:00 AM
Versace and Chanel among designers profiting through fashion's most exclusive craft, says Susannah Frankel
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EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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