Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Tuesday 21 January 2014
Haute couture today is about spectacle. And the most spectacular of spectacles, inevitably, comes courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. I'm not talking sunglasses there, although they are one of the motivating factors behind the few houses still staging the elaborate, labour-intensive and usually loss-making couture shows. There aren't many women in the market for five-figure frocks.
Sunday 15 December 2013
As with clothes, there is a fashion tome to suit every taste. Some will become an invaluable, well-thumbed resource for students and fashion fanatics, while others present a moment of fantasy to be displayed with pride on a coffee table already groaning with beautiful books.
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Kristen Stewart has been unveiled as the new face of Chanel.
Sunday 01 December 2013
We love… Cool cobblers
Saturday 16 November 2013
Sunset Stripped Party Lashes £7.99, Katy Perry for Eylure, eylure.co.uk
Sunday 06 October 2013
Watch highlights from Paris Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2014 PRET-A-PORTER below:
Sunday 29 September 2013
Justine Picardie’s account of Coco Chanel’s eventful 87 years on this earth is written in a flowing, luxuriant style suitable to its subject. Here’s a selection of phrases from the first few pages: “perfumed and warm”, “a cocoon of luxury”, “jewel-coloured lipsticks”, “silk-lined tweed jackets”, “pearls and camellias”.
Saturday 24 August 2013
'A marriage ending feels like a bomb going off'
Monday 19 August 2013
This season’s beauty is a tale of two cities, take your pick from urban grunge and old-school glamour, says Emma Akbareian
Sunday 28 July 2013
You don't need to wear a suit to look smart in the summer: a mix-but-don't-match sports coat comes into its own this season
Tuesday 02 July 2013
There is more haute couture in Paris this year than for some time. But is it relevant?
Sidney Gavignet fends off overall leader Sebastien Josse as third offshore leg goes down to the wire
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Gavignet claims second leg victory after facing stiff competition from Josse on Dublin to Plymouth leg
Monday 10 June 2013
Summer suiting comes in every sapphire shade. Here is the high street's take on menswear's current love affair with blue-collar style
Monday 10 June 2013
Rory Kinnear has been heavily linked with the role of The Doctor in Doctor Who. As well as his role in the recent Bond films, he was gained critical acclaim across sathe and screen, watch the videos below to see some highlights
Thursday 23 May 2013
Tired of tartan? Then trade it in for a more minimal take on checks, says Naomi Attwood
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'