The autumn/winter 2014 shows took in three cities across two weeks. For next season, designers’ labours yielded a brave new vision for the modern male, argues Alexander Fury
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Sunday 19 January 2014
God, it makes you feel old to think that Girls Aloud are now a thing of the past. We shall not look upon their like again. Sniff. But anyway, thinking about that former cultural phenomenon recently, I had a moment of nostalgia recalling the video for "I Can't Speak French", in which the Girls flounce around in very short, corsetted can-can skirts, with layers upon layers of net and frills and feathers in various shades of pink and pale lilac-y colours.
Thursday 09 January 2014
“Why does a salmon take a fly?” That’s the question asked by Eric Steel’s quietly beguiling documentary. Its subject is Megan Boyd, a woman from the West Highlands who became celebrated for her extraordinary skill at tying fishing flies. Boyd, whose fervent admirers included Prince Charles, died in 2001. Steel speaks to those who knew her or used her flies, and films the rugged Scottish landscapes where she lived and worked.
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Shellsuits, robes and the ubiquitous skirt-for-men fought for attention in London’s showcase of masculine couture. But while innovation is predictably irritating, this is how the future will look
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Make getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
Sunday 17 November 2013
My clothes are always full. There's barely room for a cigarette paper between me and my waistband.
Sunday 06 October 2013
The stiff upper lip is a lie – London designers are feeling kinky for autumn, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Hamzah Khan death: Amanda Hutton denies neglecting or abusing son whose body was found mummified after 'starving to death'
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Mummified remains of four-year-old child were discovered in a cot
Tuesday 17 September 2013
From Connemara-inspired textures to galactic motifs, Rebecca Gonsalves marvels at the creativity of Fashion Week
Sunday 15 September 2013
Rebecca Gonsalves reports from London Fashion Week, where Julien Macdonald, the master of glitz, splashed his dresses with sequins and J W Anderson wrapped his models in gauzy chiffon and embossed leather
Sunday 01 September 2013
Glam Cam? As in, our dear PM, buffed and bronzed for a photo call?
Saturday 31 August 2013
The Nine Inch Nails frontman is still furious after all these years. But, at 78, Leonard Cohen knows it's better to be a lover than a fighter
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Kitchen-sink chic is here to stay, but that doesn’t have to mean looking like Ena Sharples. Alexander Fury shows you how to pull off the dowdy look
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Fashion chain New Look rode the vagaries of the British weather better than some of its rivals, surviving the coldest spring for 50 years but having the right dresses and skirts on the rails when the summer finally arrived.
Sunday 28 July 2013
Behind every dynasty there's a dangerous woman
Saturday 27 July 2013
Styling: Gemma Hayward
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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