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
Head of the men's division of Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones has fused formal and casual, bringing a new direction to fashion. Before his autumn/winter 2016 show, he speaks to Alexander Fury about tailoring, travel and one of the busiest schedules in the business
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
There's something not quite right in the fashion industry today
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.
Fighting the superficiality of fashion, with engaging collections by Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton, and Miuccia Prada for Miu Miu
Luxury giants know shoppers are more discerning and are making arm candy more exclusive
Final collection wasn’t subtle but it had a sophisticated power
LVMH already owns brands including Louis Vuitton, Moët & Chandon and Marc Jacobs
The 50 stars and 13 stripes of the United States defender were given a painful battering by the four stars and union flag of New Zealand in the opening pair of the America’s Cup in San Francisco. The first race looked at one time to be really close and the defender, Oracle, at one time took the lead.