The closing statement of the autumn/winter 2016 Paris collections was one not of eighties haute couture reassertion, but of using the old to mould the new, says Alexander Fury
While some designers got bogged down in fripperies, others were masters at knowing exactly what women want
Rebecca Gonsalves rounds up the key trends to look out for to help you put your best foot forward
Kim Jones embroidered monkeys on shirts, while Raeburn modelled a backpack into an ape shape
Fur is big news for autumn, but animal lovers need not fret – faking it has never been easier, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Italian press releases love a “protagonist”. It’s a word applied to everything from chantilly lace to a bamboo-handled handbag. But surely the real protagonist of a fashion collection is the designer, the hand behind the clothes we see on the catwalk? They’re the most important characters in the whole thing, after all.
Forget maxi-skirts and minis, this season’s hemline has gone mid-length says Emma Akbareian
Complex hydraulic control system fails while they were leading comfortably
'Designer clothing' is a phrase you don't really hear much anymore. Instead, we use 'fashion' which is both a noun, and a verb. It puts the onus on the making, rather than the design.
Just two of original 37 proposals have been incorporated into the rules following death of British sailor
The British Olympian died during training for the race
Competitors in this year's America's Cup may wear a revolutionary body armour and stronger helmets to protect them from the sort of accident that killed British sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson.
Forget the dregs of the winter sales and inject your wardrobe with some of the biggest trends of the pre-collections, says Gemma Hayward
Take inspiration from Sir Cliff for your beauty look this season, with berry lips that are as bold as you like, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Bright colour on the eyes is tricky, even for the committed cosmetics-wearer.