Knife, box, sunray or accordion – fabric has been folded every which-way to add animation and variety to the season’s must-have skirts and dresses. Creases have never been so in
Young British designers are increasingly coupling with centuries-old brands in an unlikely fusion of hitherto dusty heritage and the strikingly contemporary. It’s a mutually beneficial marriage, and proof opposites can prove very attractive, says Alexander Fury
Holey moley! Men in lace is the surprise trend of the spring/summer 2016 shows. But it isn’t just a catwalk fantasy: it’s trickling onto sale rails and even the high street. Rebecca Gonsalves grapples with guys in guipure.
I wonder if Bicester Village is the future of fashion? For the uninitiated, I’m referring not to the sleepy Oxfordshire civil parish, but rather an adjacent shopping outlet a friend of mine described as “Bond Street via Brookside,” the latter due to the quaint, parochial barn-styled building that house its shops, then former because of the shops themselves, running the gamut from Dior to Balenciaga to Fendi to Céline. The highest-profile absences are Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton - the CEO of the latter, Michael Burke, once disparagingly comment to me that outlets weren’t luxury. Which is a fair enough comment. They are big business though: 6.3 million customers flock to Bicester each year.
Rebecca Gonsalves rounds up the key trends to look out for to help you put your best foot forward
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
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.