There was certainly a lightness, reflected in the fluidity and fragility of fabrics
Milan Fashion Week
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Sunday 09 June 2013
The creative pizazz of our homegrown talent is the subject of worldwide acclaim. Among the good, the bad and the ugly of Graduate Fashion Week 2013, Rebecca Gonsalves pinpoints the design stars of the future
Saturday 20 April 2013
Bertolucci's none-too-subtle study of youthful alienation is a film for auteurists – but claustrophobics beware
Wednesday 22 February 2012
It was clear at the Gucci show in Milan today which sectors are not yet feeling the pinch, with a series of red carpet dresses to tempt celebrities ahead of this weekend’s Oscars ceremony, and an autumn collection of velvet, silk and brocade separates that will play well among the label’s luxury-focussed clientele in China.
Saturday 12 March 2011
Glamour, excess and sex appeal are the key to the Italian look, says Susannah Frankel. Photographer Martino Lombezzi went backstage at Milan Fashion Week earlier this month to capture the action
Thursday 13 January 2011
Sunday 09 January 2011
Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoe-maker, is to expand into selling clothing as part of its rapid brand expansion as it celebrates 15 years in the business.
Friday 26 November 2010
Carola Long: 'Scarlet shoes have a talismanic quality – think of ‘The Red Shoes’ or 'The Wizard of Oz''
Saturday 09 October 2010
When it comes to attending the international shows, anyone who says they don't care what they wear is either lying or has a wardrobe worthy of Paris Vogue's Carine Roitfeld. Every season, more attention gets paid to the fashion crowd's ensembles, and with style bloggers swarming outside the shows, judging one's outfits like camera-wielding Simon Cowells, even the most carefree dresser can get panic-struck. My tactic is to play it safe with a nod to current trends, black and classics – this season offers the perfect cover for anyone who secretly loves a uniform – but at Milan Fashion Week it struck me that this was a rather joyless strategy.
Sunday 26 September 2010
Sunday 19 September 2010
It wasn't just the Marilyn image that Andy Warhol made so famous but the humble black biker jacket too. And Italian fashion group Benetton will be raising money for the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh when it launches its black-jacket exhibition this week.
Carola Long: 'When the heavens opened, many a look was spoilt by an umbrella with a pattern akin to a pub carpet'
Saturday 13 March 2010
Non-fashion people (as the rest of the world is known during the microcosmic bubble of weirdness that is the international collections) never seem to believe that going to shows is hard work. Well, it is. And actually it's not just the late nights, early mornings and traversing a city six times before lunch – it's also the stress of what the hell to wear.
Sunday 28 February 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Anna Wintour has placed a Louboutined heel on yet another rung of the Establishment ladder.
Saturday 19 September 2009
It wasn't just the champagne cocktails, celebrity-filled front rows or, indeed, the clothes on the catwalks that kept the demanding audience of London Fashion Week entertained yesterday.
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