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.

A Quick Chat With: Steve Jones

"The idea of being a politician makes my skin crawl."

Return of the men in grey: Next year's menswear trends

Using subdued colours, Mod silhouettes and crisp fabrics, designers kept it simple at the 2011 men's shows in Paris and Milan. Adam Welch reports on next year's trends

Here come the rainbow warriors

The forecast for summer is bright. Only the brave will wear head-to-toe hues – but anybody can add a flash of colour to their plumage, says Lee Holmes

Man held over House of Fraser stabbing

A department store employee was recovering in hospital today after he was repeatedly stabbed by a work colleague.

Slim shady: This spring, menswear is all about stripes, spots and pastel colours

Hawaiian shirts, striped vests and linen jackets take centre stage.

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N Brown targets $35bn plus-size US market

N Brown is to enter the US market at the end of the summer to grab a slice of the $35bn plus-size market over the pond, the home shopping group revealed yesterday as it reported a surge in online sales for the year to the end of February.

Liz Hoggard: Clothes maketh the man

Men are notoriously private about the content of their trousers, the notch they fasten their belt

American boy: Get the relaxed look with checks, stripes and the right kind of attitude...

This season, menswear is retro, relaxed and looking Stateside for inspiration.

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Carola Long: Tradition still sells in Britain

Hardy Amies has a distinguished history, but the challenge it faces is how to make a label known for dressing grand old ladies like the Queen, and which lost its way in the Noughties, relevant in the modern world. Fortunately, the fresh focus on men's tailoring should tap in to a renewed interest in British tradition.

Suits fit for a king (from the Queen's dress-maker)

Hardy Amies to go back to its roots with bespoke menswear line

French Connection sells Nicole Farhi brand for £5m

Retailer slumps to loss of nearly £9m after suffering 'very difficult' year

The ten best men's shoes

Chosen by Lee Holmes

Turning the other chic: Will real men wear Matthew Williamson's new menswear range?

He has made fans of Kate, Sienna and the high street with his bold and bright boho designs. Now he's turning his sights on the other half of the population with his first menswear range

Miyake brews up coffee-steeped menswear collection

The French capital's menswear displays started with a caffeine rush today, as Japanese label Issey Miyake sent out a coffee-soaked autumn-winter 2010-2011 collection.

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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