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Paris Fashion Week: out of this world

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.

Earn your stripes

Black and white makes a comeback for spring in pop art-inspired monochrome

Fashion: Escalators are on the up

Last season, models emerged from a steam train with porters holding their luggage; the spring-summer season before that they rode a fairytale merry-go-round. Yesterday, Marc Jacobs chose a rather more prosaic mode of transport for his chosen girls.

Dotty vision: Yayoi Kusama

Polka dots are Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama's lifelong inspiration, obsession and passion.

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I had eyes for one thing only (and it wasn't the clothes)

In a world dominated by anoraks, bobble hats, enamel badges and vacuum flasks, railways and fashion are not obvious partners. Most of us boys gave up finding trains sexy when we discovered girls. And most girls – of any age – have never found trains sexy at all.