Life and Style The Lanvin runway show at Paris Fashion Week

Fashion's all about evolution and revolution. Particularly in the pursuit of the new, and youthful. The Lanvin autumn/winter 2014 collection was both: at least, on paper. The styles referenced eighties new-wave, skinny models with partially-shaved hairstyles marching out in acid-bright varsity-jackets, skinny ties and giant trainers like characters from a Bret Easton Ellis novel.

Luxury lift for West End

British luxury brands are luring big spenders to London's West End, even as high streets across the rest of the country feel the pinch from government austerity measures.

And over to Paris for the menswear. Yes, really...

With Veronica Lake-style waves tumbling over fine features, the model who closed Jean-Paul Gaultier's Bond-themed show yesterday cut a truly stunning figure. Nothing unusual there, you might think.

M&S sales rise despite impact of the big freeze

Marks & Spencer delivered robust Christmas trading after it benefited from customers trading up on food and clothing, although it lost up to £55m in sales because of the recent snow.

300 jobs to go as Suits You closes

The menswear retailer Suits You will disappear from Britain's high streets after Christmas, resulting in 300 job losses.

370 Suits You jobs to be axed

Around 370 jobs are to be axed under plans to close troubled menswear chain Suits You after its parent group collapsed in administration, it was announced today.

Suits You collapses putting 350 retail jobs on the line

Speciality retail Group, the company behind the Suits You menswear chain, has collapsed into administration just eight months after a controversial insolvency procedure, leaving 350 jobs hanging in the balance.

Kurt Geiger profits rise as it feeds shoe 'addiction'

Premium footwear retailer Kurt Geiger, which currently sells 10 pairs of shoes every minute, lifted underlying profits by a fifth in 2009, and expects to do even better this year.

Ready To Wear: The white shirt looks set to be everywhere next season

Sometimes the simplest of garments brings out a display of virtuosity in designers more effectively than anything more obviously sensational in flavour.

Trip of a lifetime: Menswear returns to the 1970s

Autumn menswear returns to an era of rule-breakers, nonconformists and revolutionaries: the 1970s.

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.

Retail sales ease the gloom despite mixed picture on the high street

A robust performance by footwear and clothing retailers helped UK high streets to register a modest rise in underlying sales in August – but furniture and flooring chains struggled.

The 50 best menswear

From camel coats to on-trend accessories, stylist Lee Holmes presentsthe season’s wardrobe essentials to kit you out for autumn and beyond

Johann Hari: The management consultancy scam

"We were proud of the way we used to make things up as we went along", he says. "It's like robbing a bank but legal"

GE Capital to back Baird with £17m

GE Capital is today expected to announce it is backing the menswear wholesaler and retailer Baird Group with a £17m financing deal.

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