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Amber Anderson, left, and Jade Parfitt have spoken in support of the centre

The stress beneath the surface at fashion week

As a sanctuary for young models has to close, is the industry taking its duty of care seriously?

Matthew Williamson, 40, studied in Manchester:
Williamson’s feminine and fluttery designs are beloved of west London socialites – Sienna Miller is one of his best friends, while Jade Jagger is often seen in his clothes. He studied in Manchester before graduating from Saint Martins in 1994. After working for Monsoon he set up his own label and celebrated his 10th anniversary
with Prince in 2007

London calling! Fashion's leading men hit the road in search of talent

Top names go back to their roots in quest to discover next generation of designers

Travel Agenda: Québec City's winter carnival; Spies in the House of Art; London Fashion Week; Mallorca's La Residencia hotel

Today: The world's largest winter carnival is taking place in Québec City. The annual event has been running since 1894 and continues with night parades, snow sculptures, sleigh rides, husky races and an Arctic Spas Village in the Canadian city until Sunday 12 February(carnaval.qc.ca).

Black Magic: Ann Demeulemeester's capsule for TheCorner.com is for both men and women

'Black is perfect, you can fill it with any emotion'

Ann Demeulemeester's designs are modern, minimal and monochrome. Harriet Walker talks to the queen of darkness

Crystals: All that glitters

It makes bling for teens and cut-glass crystals for the fashion elite. After more than a century in business, how, asks Harriet Walker, does Swarovski keep on sparkling?

Survey reveals nine in 10 people would not wear real fur

Nine in 10 people would not wear real fur despite it making a comeback on the catwalk, according to research today.

The Business On: Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman, Mobile Money Network

He looks strangely familiar

Backstage pass: Behind the scenes at London Fashion Week

The photographer Patrick Lindblom scouts around behind the curtain at the hottest autumn/winter shows...

Click on the image on the right to launch the gallery

Daphne Selfe: 'Cosmetic surgery won't stop you from getting old'

I didn't get my big break until I was 70 I'd had a fairly reasonable career in the 1950s for about five years, but I was nothing special back then; it was the time of all those famous upper-class models such as Barbara Goalen; I was a great big horsey girl, about size 12.

Breath of fresh Eyre at London Fashion Week

Severe Victorian governesses, punk witches and flamboyant Italian socialites: the cast of female characters who stalked the catwalk at London Fashion Week was fascinating, says Susannah Frankel

Letter from the editor: A silver lining

On reflection I may have suffered a bit of an earnest attack yesterday discussing our values, but thank you for your positive responses to what we are trying to do.

Girls muscle in on boys' day in the limelight

Boys will be girls, and girls will be dressed by them: that was the confusing message at the final day of London Fashion Week yesterday. The event wrapped up with a day devoted to menswear, but the main trend on the catwalks was, surprisingly, womenswear.

Joan Smith: Can't be too thin? Oh yes you can

When Samantha Cameron was pictured looking sombre during a show at London Fashion Week, insiders hastily explained that it's not the done thing to reveal emotion when you're sitting in the front row. A more obvious explanation for SamCam's expression is that she couldn't believe her eyes as the Swedish model Chloe Memisevic glided down the catwalk, looking like a woman who is barely acquainted with the concept of a proper meal. Apparently Memisevic is hugely in demand by labels such as Erdem, and that's more important than that she looks malnourished.

Witches invade the catwalk – as McQueen continues to cast spell

London Fashion Week's relentless march into autumn 2011 – and, eventually, your wardrobe – paused yesterday morning to celebrate one of its most illustrious sons.

LIVE! London Fashion Week - live stream from the catwalks

Grab a piece of the London Fashion Week action as it happens by watching this live stream from the catwalk shows.

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