The opening day of the Milan autumn/winter 2016 womenswear collections offers a view of woman coloured by schizoprenia and capitalism, says Alexander Fury
Revenue was boosted by Alessandro Michele’s first collection
Move hailed as 'magical' by brand's creative director but described as 'Disneyfication' of the church by clergy
From frilly lace shirts and florals to open neck bowling shirts and wide leg trousers
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
Gucci presented the annual LACMA Art +Film Gala attracting A-list attendees - from Gwyneth Paltrow to Kim Kardashian here's the red carpet roundup.
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.
A general consensus has been reached: Milanese designers want men kitted-out in high-tech, high definition, but above all high fashion sportswear for next summer.
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
You don't have to be a biker or a rocker to tap into a trend that can be smart or sexy, says Rebecca Gonsalves