Designers on the move. Pixelated perfection. Emerging markets and bags of style. The Independent's fashion editor Alexander Fury gives his predictions for the year ahead on the catwalk and behind the scenes
The actor/musican has scored a major campaign as the new face of Gucci's Guilty fragrances
Sales season is upon us, but some luxury brands are discounting less, later or opting out altogether. It's about retaining exclusivity, but Alexander Fury asks if they're pricing themselves out of a crowded market
Fashion houses claim to theme their cruises around the creative -a Tokyo venue for a Manga-inspired Dior show oe California for Vuitton's take on Americana
From Miu Miu to Gucci Bamboo, our roundup of the best new perfumes
For the new season, don’t just change what clothes you wear – opt for a hardier fragrance as the weather begins to chill
Investment opportunities on the southern coast of the famous region are opening up
Lots of designers compare designing a collection to having a baby. It's painful, first of all. And hard work. Many resort to drugs to cope. In Milan, where the presentation if the spring/summer 2014 collections began today, you can add the idea that it starts with sex, given the sensual nature of most Italian fashion. It's also a new beginning, new life and hope. That sappy suff.
Luxury goods exports see huge rise, reports Rebecca Gonsalves from Milan Fashion Week
Few items of clothing have the stature or symbolism to warrant a 60th anniversary celebration. But that’s the star treatment that Gucci’s horsebit loafer received, with the launch of a dedicated exhibition at the brand’s museum in Florence.
Main image: eclectic bronze shoe door stop by Tom Dixon, £145, Selfridges; selection of frames, from £5, John Lewis
Time for a change? From dive-proof to dainty, here's our pick of bang up-to-the-minute wrist candy
It was clear at the Gucci show in Milan today which sectors are not yet feeling the pinch, with a series of red carpet dresses to tempt celebrities ahead of this weekend’s Oscars ceremony, and an autumn collection of velvet, silk and brocade separates that will play well among the label’s luxury-focussed clientele in China.
Is it possible for men to dress for a night on the town without reaching for a rented tux or a novelty waistcoat? Yes, says the expert Adam Welch
Tomas Maier is the minimalist mastermind whose quietly luxurious collections for Bottega Veneta have been captivating fans since 2001. This season, he turns his hand to an understated but important accessory: fragrance. The new Bottega perfume has notes of bergamot, patchouli and jasmine to create a memorable and classic scent, which is nonetheless kept current through the startling beauty of Nine d'Urso, daughter of model Inès de la Fressange, who is the fresh face of the campaign. bottegaveneta.co.uk
Gucci is 90, and to mark its birthday, the luxury label is paying homage to the classic designs that made it great, says Susannah Frankel