Karl Lagerfeld

Something old, something new

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

iStyle: Aussie rules

Considering the selling points of Australia include its preponderance of sunshine and sandy shores, not to mention the strong economy and high quality of life, it’s little wonder that our friends down under are so skilled at creating covetable swimwear.

iStyle: Cruise control

Take summer-holiday packing first-class with luxurious, bold and bright transitional pieces, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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Anna Piaggi - Flamboyant doyenne of fashion writers

Her legendary style was the antithesis of the stereotypical Italian look. For Anna Piaggi, sartorial paradise was not to be found in exquisite understatement, unadulterated luxury or the clashing of a few Florentine patterns.

Join the J.Crew

Michelle Obama's favourite label comes to UK shores with a bang, thanks to a campaign that features a cast of industry style icons