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We Love: Happy Birthday Mr P -
A first birthday is always a milestone occasion, and that of Mr Porter is no different. Instead of a cake with a comedy non-extinguishable candle, celebrate with a limited-edition pocket square. From £40, mrporter.com/birthday

The Fashion Audit: Happy Birthday Mr P, Bedding Brooks, Shades of Summer and 'One plus One'

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A flash of brash in a fitting finale to Fashion Week

Tradition gives way to colour, glitz – and a glam-rock vibe

McQueen reigns again on London catwalk as label returns home in style

Two years after the designer's death, Sarah Burton's McQ makes its runway debut. Fashion Editor Susannah Frankel reports

Brolly good show as Burberry reigns at London's parade

Classic label takes a step into the future with online ordering straight from the catwalk

Burberry's mix of tradition and innovation gives LFW a lift

If London is still predominantly famous for its fledgling names, the exception that proves the rule is Burberry, a globally recognised international brand with the money and power behind it to match.

Vivienne Westwood at her Red Label show

Britain has never dressed so badly: Westwood rails against fast fashion

British people have never dressed as badly – this is the damning verdict of Dame Vivienne Westwood.

Ready To Wear: The return of a much-loved and thoroughly British name

This evening sees the return of the Alexander McQueen name to the London catwalk after an absence of more than a decade.

Spring / Summer 2012

Meet Mr Anderson

Away from the main catwalks, another young star is rising in London's firmament. Rebecca Gonsalves meets him

Sir Philip Green set up his Fashion Retail Academy in 2006. It now has 700 students and backing from brands such as M&S, Next and Tesco

Green shoots: can Sir Philip fix the jobs crisis through fashion?

Sir Philip Green, the owner of Topshop and Bhs, has spent much of his career helping Britain to be fashionably attired. But yesterday, at an event to launch London Fashion Week, he set out a case that may have a more substantial effect on the nation: he wants to restore the fashion industry's manufacturing base – and create jobs.

American journalists rarely attend London Fashion Week, instead preferring Milan or Paris - but US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour made a visit to London for the spring/summer 2003 season. This week brought 50s style outfits back into fashion, with designers such as Russell Sage adding small details to familiar shapes – a pleat here; a bow there.

The return of London Fashion Week

From today, the biggest names in the fashion world will descend upon the capital for London Fashion Week 2012.

Video: Topshop presents a fashion film

Topshop's film celebrates 10 years of working with NEWGEN and collaborating with emerging British talent. 

 

Sir Philip Green vows to help fashion hopefuls

Fashion tycoon Sir Philip Green has pledged to help more young people get ahead in the designing and manufacturing of clothes.

British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman is also the owner of Aquascutum and Jaeger

Chinese shoppers 'could save UK economy'

Fashion Council chief Harold Tillman says visa system should be changed to bring in the tourist pounds. By Harriet Walker

British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman is also the owner of Aquascutum and Jaeger

Harold Tillman: 'Chinese tourists can save the high street – if we let them'

Fashion Council chairman tells Harriet Walker that visa rules should be relaxed

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