Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Monday 19 September 2011
Ready to wear
Sunday 18 September 2011
Another week, another banking scandal: on Friday, a day after the Swiss bank UBS announced it had lost the staggering sum of £1.3bn, one of its star traders appeared in court charged with fraud and false accounting. The hugely embarrassing announcement from UBS came three years to the day since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, suggesting not much has changed in the high-risk world of casino capitalism.
Thursday 15 September 2011
The tension meter took another upward hike in the finale of the 2011 Audi MedCup with the Barcelona regatta leader, the British-based Rán, slipping one place and by just one point in the one race of the day to local contender Bribón.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Thursday 01 September 2011
On 1 September 1939 Germany invaded Poland, prompting Britain and France to declare war three days later.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
He wrote a book called Mein Krampf (My Cramp), sports a toothbrush moustache and a rigid side parting and infuriates members of Germany's main neo-Nazi party with his satirical take on the Teutonic far-right.
Monday 29 August 2011
The pilot of a tiny private plane made an emergency landing on a small street in western Germany, clipping the side of a house and a lamppost as he landed his ailing Cessna.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Harvey Nash is set to post a rise of at least 40 per cent in half yearly pre-tax profits after benefiting from strong growth in Germany and the Nordic countries, the recruitment group said yesterday.
Monday 15 August 2011
Do you like high-heeled loafers?" asked Kitty, 13, brandishing a copy of Grazia that included a full-page selection of the footwear in question. "I suppose they're quite good for women who don't like wearing girlish heels," I replied. "Or even for women who don't like wearing women's clothes," added Joe, 11, neatly summing up his mother's personal style – and it's true that high-heeled loafers are a feminine twist on an essentially masculine wardrobe staple.
Susannah Frankel: 'Who could resist Givenchy’s knit, emblazoned with a black panther nestling in a wreath of pansies?'
Saturday 13 August 2011
Due to financial uncertainty, and in some instances, also just uncertainty, my autumn/winter wardrobe is still at planning stage. These are some of the things, however, that in my dreams I might be buying.
Saturday 13 August 2011
It was, without a shadow of a doubt, the fashion statement of the year. But when the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, acquired the little red dress which Lady Gaga wore to last September's MTV Video Music Awards, they faced a unique logistical problem: it was starting to decompose.
Thursday 11 August 2011
England's smash-and-grabbers were getting a dose of their own medicine today.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power in the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan led to a sharp fall in profits at RWE, the utility which has recently named the Dutchman Peter Terium as its next chief executive.
Monday 01 August 2011
Florence Welch is planning her own fashion line.
Monday 01 August 2011
August! How are you and the children getting on? Teens, how are you and the olds?
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics
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