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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

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Gucci targets luxury clientele with autumn collection

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.

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Carola Long: A winning formula: flattering, chic and cheap

The designs at Zara appeal to women of all ages, tend to be flattering, and are also smart enough to be worn in the office

Jimmy Choo steps out into clothes and jewellery

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.

Tom Sutcliffe: The originals are still the best

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Carola Long: 'Scarlet shoes have a talismanic quality – think of ‘The Red Shoes’ or 'The Wizard of Oz''

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.

Milan Fashion Week: All things bright and beautiful...

Designers mark next season's change with clean lines and dazzling colour

Benetton looks to Warhol & Co for biker style

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'

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.

Fashion Week: A la mode in Milan

Colourful, retro and skittish shows challenge the traditionally understated elegance of Italian labels

Prada turns back clock with return to 'Mad Men'

Clean lines and cat's eye glasses evoke memory of repressed secretaries

Pandora: Wintour <i>sans</i> fur (and shades) for the NPG

Anna Wintour has placed a Louboutined heel on yet another rung of the Establishment ladder.

Blond bombshell launches Fashion Week (with help from a few models)

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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