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British luxury giant sees profit dive 28% to £7.2 million

London Fashion Week to be streamed live

For those not fortunate enough to be attending London Fashion Week in person, all the key shows will be available to watch live on the official website, and next week, on www.independent.co.uk.

Fashion world pays tribute to Alexander McQueen

Heartfelt tributes were paid to the lasting legacy of designer Alexander McQueen as London Fashion Week officially opened in the capital today.

McQueen's fashion house will live on

Gucci Group chief vows to protect designer's legacy

High-street stores hit the London catwalk

French Connection and New Look in push to make 'elitist' Fashion Week accessible to ordinary women

Football shirt couture: A sport-fashion fusion

The sports-luxe look may be all the rage on the catwalk right now, but few designers are prepared to make sport and fashion such close bedfellows as Angy Morton, whose latest range of couture gowns is made from Premier League football shirts.

Leading article: Mourning dress

London Fashion Week will open next week, but it will do so with a hole in its heart, after yesterday's news of the death of the British designer, Alexander McQueen.

Fashion guru Alexander McQueen found dead

The fashion world was left reeling tonight by the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen.

'Models look like real women' shock

The growth of jobs for 'plus-size' females is a cause for optimism in the industry

Talent 2010: The fashion designer, Mark Fast

Mark Fast, the 27-year-old knitwear designer, first came to the attention of the fashion insider following his degree collection shown in 2006. A graduate of Central Saint Martins – he went on to complete an MA course there, too – he is known for hand-finished, one-off pieces which cling to the body's every curve and where the intention is to create clothing that is as proudly individual as the people who choose to wear it.

Strolling Stone: Mick's daughter named Britain's best model

Burberry and John Galliano the other big winners at British fashion 'Oscars'

In Search of Beauty, Radio 4

Erin's so ordinary, in the nicest possible way

1989: Day by Day, Radio 4<br/>The Choice, Radio 4

Sample some refried 1989, served in bite-sized nibbles

Burberry toasts lift in sales

Burberry's catwalk show became one of the hottest tickets at London Fashion Week last month, and it seems its customers have been equally eager to get hold of its handbags, "snoods" and trench coats.

Capital assets: London Fashion Week grows up

Perfectly-pitched spring/summer 2010 shows at London Fashion Week proved the event has finally come of age, writes Susannah Frankel
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Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

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Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

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