Sales season is upon us, but some luxury brands are discounting less, later or opting out altogether. It's about retaining exclusivity, but Alexander Fury asks if they're pricing themselves out of a crowded market
Is fashion today a circus, with designers expected to walk a tightrope between sales and spectacle.
The designer said he was more 'mild' than 'wild'
'Versatile', 'flattering', 'always in fashion'… So runs the received wisdom on black, and this season it will be everywhere again. Alexander Fury is not convinced
Wear, what, why, when?
Final collection wasn’t subtle but it had a sophisticated power
Time for a new watch? Whether you’re after budget-friendly buys or a blow-out investment, clock these styles
The pinafore is shaking off its classroom connotations this season in favour of a more grown-up interpretation, says Holly Swayne
During its 75-year history, Kangol's caps have been on the heads of everyone from squaddies to Princess Diana to LL Cool J. The label just keeps staying ahead of the game, as Emma Akbareian explains
This season, the bold eyebrow trend continues apace – softly does it, though: think Cara Delevingne rather than stencilled-on caterpillars, says Emma Akbareian
Styling: Gemma Hayward
From monochrome to Mother Russia, US designers ran the gamut of trends for autumn 2013
1. Cashmere-lined leather gloves £90, J Crew, mrporter.com
Main image: 'Pop' handset (for mobiles) by Native Union, £29.99, Selfridges
Whether they have chunky heels, spindly stilettos or are sober flats, this season shoes are adorned with straps galore, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Layer as many patterns as possible to make the ultimate statement this season. Here's how to do it on the high street, says Charlotte Owen