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Animal magic

This season the fashion world is a-buzz with inspiration from birds, bees and creatures altogether more beastly, says Stephanie Hirschmiller

Stepping out, Euro-style

We can never have too many shoes and bags – and thanks to a new arrival in Britain, there are great new designs to choose from, says Emma Akbareian

A knapsack on my back

Eastpak is known for choosing eclectic collaborators. A young menswear designer is the latest to redesign its classic backpacks, says Gemma Hayward

The trials and tribulations of January exam season

The local Tesco is all out of Red Bull, strawberry laces and instant coffee. There’s a queue at the library help desk (this has never happened), and Facebook is nearing breakdown with a spike of activity. Welcome, exam season.

Smarten up for the party season

Swedish label ACNE has teamed up with Mr Porter to produce a tuxedo collection to see you into the New Year in style, says Rebecca Gonsalves

The 10 Best umbrellas

With winter rains on the way, now is the time to invest in these wet-weather shields that will keep the damp away in style

More headlines

Quel Esprit jumps to head of Ireland's Gold Cup hopefuls

The novice chasers who did look the part last season have largely failed to do so since entering open company. Yet the one who finally made the grade, at Leopardstown yesterday, failed to get round in three of his first four steeplechases. For all that Quel Esprit did not beat a vintage field in the Hennessy Gold Cup, then, he may yet continue to confound expectations.