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

And for him? Retro suits and floral sweatshirts

The menswear day at London Fashion Week yesterday offered sartorial solutions for suit-lovers, comfort-seekers, dandies and innovative dressers alike.

In pictures: London Fashion Week highlights

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Burberry glams it up for London Fashion Week

Carola Long finds the label looking to the 1970s for inspiration

Snakeskin's return proves all that slithers is catwalk gold

The fashion world thought the era of bling was over, after several seasons of sensible jumpers and sleek leather skirts dominating the catwalks. But one of the latest trends to slither out of London Fashion Week is snakeskin – on skirts, dresses, jackets. Everywhere in fact, but on the snakes themselves.

Splashes of summer light up London's finest catwalks

Something you'll find in greater supply at London Fashion Week than at the other such events is humour, and Cumbrian-born designer Giles Deacon has it in spades.

The models on platform one are going back to the Seventies

Flares, capes, maxiskirts – old favourites get a return at London Fashion Week

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The real Afghanistan, furniture in Savile Row, plus Facejacker on the charidee trail

Boateng out to show he's a cut above the rest

Ozwald Boateng has dressed the A-list, but until now has never done London Fashion Week.

Boris Bikes dressed for London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week starts today, so there wouldn’t appear to be much of a reason to post on the bike blog. Cycling, after all, is a fashion disaster area, isn’t it?

Metallics dominate as London Fashion Week opens

Metallic mini dresses and knee-length suits dominated the catwalk today as London Fashion Week got under way.

Genius of Alexander McQueen: How the boy from Stratford become the reigning monarch of British style

On Monday, the fashion world will celebrate the complex life and mourn the tragic death of its brightest star

Mrs Clegg swaps the corridors of power for the fashion runway

she is more usually associated with all things yellow but Miriam González Durántez turned green yesterday as she helped launch an ethical clothing range on the eve of London Fashion Week.

Richard Lowe: The days of ever-cheaper clothing could be numbered

Raw materials account for around half the total cost of clothing, and the price of cotton has risen 50 per cent in the past year, to its highest level in 14 years

On the agenda: XOYO; Brighton Comedy Festival; Agatha Christie Festival; London Fashion Week; London Design Festival;

Red, red, red: shades of Maybelline, herrings in Devon and painting the town in Old Street

September Song: It's time to celebrate the Queen of Months

The summer's gone – and everything's suddenly coming back to life. Michael Bywater writes in praise of our most glorious time of year
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