Gucci in Milan: Sex still sells in the capital of commerce

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.

Gucci targets luxury clientele with autumn collection

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.

Men's fashion: Fine and dandy

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

Agenda: Bottega Veneta; Ben Wheatley; Brighton Comedy Festival; Mary

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.