Susannah Frankel

Susannah Frankel is Fashion Editor at The Independent.

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In the spotlight: a selection of products from the Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama collection

Louis Vuitton and Kusama: Spot The Difference

Louis Vuitton's dotty collaboration with Yayoi Kusama combines the best of both the luxury brand and the eccentric artist

Ready To Wear: Dolce & Gabbana have long loved the beautiful game

Cue: outrageous stereotyping. There is only one thing Italian men love more than fashion, and that’s football.

Ready To Wear: With their own collections, right now it's all about men

It's all about men just now.

A portrait of the designer Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann: The Draped Crusader

Colombian designer Haider Ackermann is no newcomer to the fashion scene, but his perfectly pintucked and elegantly elongating clothes are finally beginning to attract the attention they deserve, says Susannah Frankel

Kilian Hennessy evaluating his perfumes in his laboratory

Marking his territory: Kilian Hennessy creates fragrances designed to provoke the senses

"It was brave and it was a risk. But for me there was no alternative. Because without risk there cannot be the joy of bringing something new to the market." So says Kilian Hennessy, in typically grand, Gallic style. He is speaking of his collection of independently owned fragrances – By Kilian – that is five years old and also, incidentally, typically grand and quintessentially Gallic by nature. It's safe, if presumptuous, to assume that Hennessy – who is the heir to a long line of Cognac makers and the grandson of the co-founder of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), the world's largest luxury goods conglomerate – never needed to work.

Susannah Frankel: 'I don't understand my other half – I have 20 pairs of jeans; he has two'

"What shall we do for Father's Day?" I ask my 12-year-old. "Dunno," says he, thumbing his Xbox controller, not even bothering to look away from the screen. "I didn't get you anything for Mother's Day, did I?" Without wishing to point out that my own lack of bounty was hardly setting the gold standard, I suggest that maybe we should give his father something he actually needs. Like, a pair of jeans.

Prince Charles joked last night that it has taken him 64 years to attain fashion icon status

The new king of fashion entertains his subjects...

London's first men's fashion week kicked off last night with a party hosted by an unlikely new style icon

Martin Margiela: International man of mystery to make his mark at H&M

Who would have thought that the name Martin Margiela would ever be associated with one of the world's most high-profile high-street fashion giants? This, after all, is fashion's international man of mystery, among the most powerful forces in contemporary wardrobes since the late 1980s, and a designer who never, throughout his quietly grand career, agreed to be photographed or interviewed face to face.

Ready To Wear: Grace Jones rocked but other Jubilee looks flopped

Leave it to the attendees of the Diamond Jubilee Concert to come up with every fashion faux pas in the book– and not just we, the sooty-faced, Union Jack-waving commoners.

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