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The royal blue silk jumpsuit looked as elegant as the intricate tulle dresses on the Valentino catwalk – and strapless too – another trend to emerge from the runway last week. Comme des Garçons sleeves were overblown and at Kenzo cotton jumpsuits were printed. At Loewe, they were constructed from leather.

Trends in pictures: Paris, je t'aime

The final round of international collections saw the strongest trends – including feathers – come home to roost

Cara leads Chanel's autumn/winter 2013 show during Paris Fashion Week

Boots and chains mark Lagerfeld’s global domination

Karl Lagerfeld does not do things by halves. The Chanel designer has previously transformed the grand expanse of Paris’ monumental Grand Palais into a wind farm, an underwater lagoon and once even filled the landscape with giant crystals erupting from the ground.

After autumn’s Seventies flavour, designers have taken the Sixties as inspiration for spring

Let’s twist again: 2013’s 1960s redux

This spring, go back to the future with the space-age and swinging signatures of London’s hippest decade, says Gemma Hayward

Burberry and Dior scent success with beauty boutiques

Beauty boutiques are set to be all the rage for luxury brands as Burberry and Christian Dior begin a hunt for shops to sell their perfume and cosmetics collections in the UK.

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That Seventies show: jacket £145, shirt £75, chinos £69

Reiss’s new pieces

Unable to rely on the male equivalent of the ‘Kate effect’,  British label Reiss has chosen to update its younger offering, says Lee Holmes

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Beyond the catwalk

Forget skinny malinks and clothes horses – the UK's first Plus-Size Fashion Weekend promises to show a different side of the industry

Hermès fashions a margins record

Selling bull-calfskin leather handbags and expensive silk scarves has never been so profitable.

Renaissance for wool industry as fashion world flocks back

Wool production in the UK is making a comeback, and to celebrate the resurgence of the industry the 2013 International Woolmark Prize will take place in London this week.

French skipper Francois Gabart celebrates after winning the 7th edition of the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race

Jean-Pierre Dick becomes fourth competitor to complete Vendee Globe

Briton Mike Golding currently in fifth place

LVMH to step up expansion plans

LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods group, is stepping up its global expansion plans despite fears of a slowdown in demand for its products.

Vivienne Westwood Gold Label a/w13

Hard as nails

The trend for daring talons is clawing out an extreme new niche. And it's putting all sorts of unusual effects to use, says Harriet Walker

Stitch by stitch: A closer look at couture

Just what is it that makes couture so special? Gemma Hayward takes a closer look

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