Louis Vuitton have opted to stage their latest Cruise fashion show in Rio de Janeiro - a decision announced last October, before presidential impeachment, the Zika virus and a collapsing currency plunged Brazil into turmoil. It forms a fascinating backdrop to the manoeuvres of a multi-billion pound corporation, says Alexander Fury
Stripes and checks, tessellated or pixelated – graphic patterns, of all shapes, sizes and guises, have swamped accessories to become the must-have story of spring/summer 2016, says Sarah Young
Athleisure, the trend that made tracksuits acceptable daywear, lends itself to summer dressing
Skip the straighteners and ditch the serums: summer's key hairstyle is crazy, curly and wildly individual, says Kiki Georgiou
From stadiums to standing-room-only, the shift in Paris' autumn/winter shows summarised fashion's craving for intimacy in the age of the masses, says Alexander Fury
The closing statement of the autumn/winter 2016 Paris collections was one not of eighties haute couture reassertion, but of using the old to mould the new, says Alexander Fury
Kim Jones embroidered monkeys on shirts, while Raeburn modelled a backpack into an ape shape
From futuristic fantasy to the return of the slip dress, Alexander Fury and Rebecca Gonsalves look back at the spring/summer 2016 shows for inspiration
People like Jaden are starting to wear the trans uniform without actually stating that they are transgender, and they’re claiming it for themselves under the guise of gender-neutral fashion
Designers on the move. Pixelated perfection. Emerging markets and bags of style. The Independent's fashion editor Alexander Fury gives his predictions for the year ahead on the catwalk and behind the scenes
Our mild December means you can frock up in designers' choice get-ups without catching your death
Louis Vuitton's new campaign star is instantly recognised and idolised the world over. But she isn't an actor or a supermodel – she's the first computer-game character to become a high-fashion heroine. How very 2016, says Alexander Fury
Is fashion today a circus, with designers expected to walk a tightrope between sales and spectacle.
Fashion houses claim to theme their cruises around the creative -a Tokyo venue for a Manga-inspired Dior show oe California for Vuitton's take on Americana
Put everything on hold: from a Louis Vuitton creation that recalls Marilyn Monroe to Gucci’s ‘Dionysus’ via Coach
In the packed schedules of Paris’s spring/summer 2016 shows, the ideas that really stood out were from designers who took us on a journey to their own private universe.