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

Harriet Walker: The high street is a grounded constant amid the catwalk carry-on
Romeo Beckham models Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry designer Christopher Bailey

Let's hear it for the boys, London

A fashion event for men only is long overdue, says Style Editor Harriet Walker

The fashion year that was: 2012

From departures and new beginnings at world-famous design houses to Stella McCartney's Olympic triumph and our well-dressed monarch, it's been an eventful 12 months, says Gemma Hayward

Pop star Rita Ora with her satchel which is available in various colours and sizes from £94 cambridgesatchel.co.uk, 15 Shorts Garden, London WC2.

Buckle up for the ride

This fashionable It-bag started life at a kitchen table, says Harriet Walker. Now the Cambridge Satchel Company is going to town

One of the Crazy Horse burlesque dancers models the range

Underneath it all: Crazy Horse inspired intimates

Designer Marios Schwab has joined up with Asos to create a new line of intimates

How 'human mannequin' disease teenager Louise Wedderburn is battling the odds to become a model

A teenager suffering from a rare genetic condition turning her into a “human mannequin” has refused to be beaten by her disease - and is battling against the odds to pursue her dream career in fashion.

The Fashion Audit: Michael Jackson's costumes, Twilight make-up and Princesse Tam Tam

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

Life in bright colour

Louise Gray is known for her rainbow-hued designs – and her new line for Topshop is bright on trend

Grimes: At the end of last year, Grimes was touted as one to watch in 2012. And the Canadian producer and performer has lived up to the hype, taking her unique brand of psychedelic, electronic music around the world to huge acclaim.

She's got the look: Fashion fairy godmother Lulu Kennedy helms the latest issue of Love magazine

What happened when a fashion polymath, a startlingly stylish publication and four females on the rise got together?

Lady Gaga snaps up Alexander McQueen gown for 'world record price'

Chart star Lady Gaga is believed to have paid a world record price for a gown by her late friend Alexander McQueen at a London auction.

Chung says: 'It was a brilliant party until we all fell over in front of the paparazzi: that wasn't so cool'

How We Met: Henry Holland & Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung, 28

Matthew Bell looks at a design by Sibling at Gentleman's Fashion weekend

Fashion is for real men, too!

London's first Men's Fashion Week leaves Matthew Bell dazzled by bright colours and worried about the fixation with shorts

Burberry lifted by menswear demand

A greater focus on the menswear market boosted Burberry today as the luxury goods group reported a 24% jump in annual profits.

Elektro Kif, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Blanca Li’s Elektro Kif is an upbeat jumble of street dance, observational comedy and high school clichés. The different episodes go on too long, but Li’s all-male company are bright dancers with cheerful stage presence.

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