Big is beautiful. And, no, this is not some sort of tokenistic comment on the great size zero debate, pending the run-up to the next round of shows.
At the Milan shows designers focused on sophistication – not showing off. So make space in your wardrobe, says Carola Long
Forget all usual Hollywood waffle about the actor's craft, what some of us really care about is the actor's dress sense. Fortunately this year's Golden Globes provided us with an entertaining crop of fashion blockbusters, classics and downright turkeys. Herewith, some of the key themes.
Clockwise from top: Umbrella, £125, by Burberry, net-a-porter.com
The sun tan. Fake or natural, it has always caused a stir. Once a sign of poverty and vulgarity it is now the preserve of the rich and famous.
He is known for clothing the likes of Sienna Miller in his fluttery, feminine dresses and for having Prince play an impromptu set at one of his catwalk shows.
Designers present their ready-to-wear autumn/winter collections at Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The three Sixties and Seventies-inspired styles on the far left are from Marni. The remainder are by the Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, whose 'tough-chic' collection was inspired by Blade Runner and Mad Max REUTERS; AFP/Getty images
What are you wearing right now?
An Elie Saab gown, as a result of the closing gala for Paris Couture Week.
Fashion is getting back to nature, in a riot of colourful floral patterns to be seen all over the catwalks. And if designers are mad about flora, quite a few are even keener on fauna and, more specifically, on adorning their creations with large amounts of plumage courtesy of our feathered friends. That all sounds rather heart-warming, but fashion can always be counted on to be fickle, and this season she has excelled herself.
Prepare to dedicate even more time to getting ready this spring. As if putting together an outfit every morning wasn't taxing enough, this season's gauzy, transparent fabrics mean even underwear will require careful consideration.
Are you the type who can name the latest It bag with ease? Or, madam, are you simply concerned with cultivating your individual style? Even people with the remotest interest in fashion seem to have a healthy – and indeed quite possibly marginally unhealthy – obsession with accessories. But such interest rarely comes cheap. For that reason, the sensible shopper will invest in just one key piece this season – a pair of shoes, a bag, a belt or even the latest eyewear, say.