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.

Mixed results in the high street as ASOS takes checkout crown

Marks and Spencer's results expected to fall, while HMV's are buoyant thanks to others' misfortunes

Stars in their stripes: Missoni a fashion powerhouse

For 50 years, it has dressed the stylish in its striped and zig-zag knits. Missoni is a fashion powerhouse, a family business and, a new exhibition argues, an Italian national treasure.

Moss Bros sinks to £9m loss but suit sales rebound

Moss Bros, the branded suit specialist, posted a widening loss of £9m in the year to the end of January, but said suit sales had rebounded recently as British office workers smarten up during the recession.

Marks pledges to fight back after £17.4m loss at French Connection

Sharp slowdown in US is to blame, says retail chain

Fashion: Diaries at the ready...

Fashion "moments" are seldom predictable, but this year will be punctuated by a string of sartorial happenings already inked in style-hunters' diaries.

Store closures likely for Adams chain

Administrators for childrenswear chain Adams today warned store closures were likely following the collapse of the business earlier this week.

USC set to enter administration

USC, the designer clothing chain backed by business tycoon Sir Tom Hunter, has become the latest retailer to collapse into administration, The Independent can exclusively reveal.

Adams is latest retailer to face administration

Childrenswear chain Adams is on the brink of collapse and is expected to appoint the accountancy group PriceWaterhouse Coopers as administrator within the next week.

Life & Style: top in 2008

It might be fair to say that our Love and Sex series in September caught your attention.

Deal saves 900 Officers Club jobs

The struggling British menswear retailer The Officers Club was in new hands today after a deal which saved more than 900 jobs.

More retailers fighting for survival

Whittard of Chelsea and The Officers Club are the latest chains on the brink of going into administration.

Parties: Tsars in their eyes

One might have been forgiven for thinking there was a dandruff epidemic among guests at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday night, but in fact the white flakes speckling the immaculate shoulders of Prince Michael of Kent and the Conran clan were the work of an artificial snow machine at the gallery entrance, creating a suitably Muscovite setting for London's latest blockbuster exhibition, The Magnificence of the Tsars.

Fashion: Stay ahead of the game

When fashion and technology are mentioned in the same breath, it's usually in the context of a new breathable fabric made from recycled rubbish, or another equally unsexy proposition hardly likely to have style lovers reaching for their credit cards. But as we head into the new season, fashion is getting techie in a different manner, with designers looking to some unexpected sources for their inspiration.

Zilli is serious: luxury clothes defy the downturn

While retailers on London's Oxford Street are halving prices to get goods off the shelves, a few hundred yards away in New Bond Street, Zilli customers are walking out of the doors with £8,000 cashmere jackets and chinchilla fur coats.

Hot young things: Hywel Davies reveals the next big names in fashion

For his new book, Hywel Davies scoured the catwalks and studios to find the next Karl or Miuccia of British fashion design. Here he reveals his quartet of rising stars – and the future classics you should be investing in

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