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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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