Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Thursday 12 May 2011
Monday 09 May 2011
If Sarah Lund's Nordic knit sweater in The Killing was a signifier of a certain gentleness and, more particularly, a character who would never stoop so low as to use her sexuality in a clichéd, woman-hell-bent-on-surviving-in-a-man's-world kind of a way, the wardrobe of Laure Berthaud, the lead in Spiral, demonstrates no such politically-correct concerns.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
On 4 May 1945, the German armed forces in Western Europe formally surrendered to Field Marshall Montgomery.
Monday 02 May 2011
We're off to Chesil Beach for a mini-break.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Manchester United take on German outfit Schalke 04 tonight in the Champions League semi-finals.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Two men have died after their boats crashed in Germany.
Thursday 14 April 2011
Monday 11 April 2011
Saturday 09 April 2011
"What do you think of dungarees?" I ask my friend Lucy – we are both in the throes of last month's Paris collections and it's a loaded question, obviously. In between shows, I seek the euphoria (fake) that only shopping can induce and order a pair I've been eyeing up online for a few days – the label is Coming Soon, a Yohji Yamamoto spin-off – from theoutnet.com. And, no, they're not denim. I might, on occasion, be overly audacious in my shopping habits, but I'm not insane.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
The captured Luftwaffe fighter pilots were swapping shocking stories about the raids they had flown over Kent during the opening stages of the Battle of Britain. They had no idea that their room was bugged and their conversation was recorded by Allied intelligence.
Monday 04 April 2011
Two races, two co-skippers and two wins in the Barcelona two-handed round the world race were notched up today by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick. In 2007-08 he won with Irishman Damian Foxall. This time he was with top compatriot Loick Peyron.
Saturday 02 April 2011
A US Air Force jet on a training mission crashed in western Germany yesterday, injuring the pilot as he ejected to safety, authorities said.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Hugo Boss is upbeat about its growth prospects for this year and expects double-digit earnings growth, following a strong performance in 2010.
Monday 28 March 2011
My friend is going on safari which, naturally, begs the question: what to pack?
Wednesday 23 March 2011
A German court has convicted a man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter of scores of counts of sexual abuse and sentenced him to 14-and-a-half years in prison.
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