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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Tuesday 24 February 2009
Sunday 22 February 2009
New Gen designer Danielle Scutt showed a collection of femme fatale skirt suits in red and black, as well as vivid animal print jumpsuits and embellished flapper-style dresses today.
Monday 26 January 2009
Cut a dash with one of these wonderful skirts.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
The UK postal service has released ten new stamps for 2009, featuring iconic designs from the 20th century.
Thursday 08 January 2009
The Government's drive to persuade fathers to take a more active role in their children's education has to be welcomed. Boys, particularly from single-parent families where the sole adult is female and there are no male teachers in their primary school, would especially benefit from having an adult role model taking an interest in their education – a fact which is borne out by academic research into their attainment.
Sunday 26 October 2008
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Rape victim campaigners today called for an inquiry into "old and silly prejudices" after it emerged that some women had compensation cut because they had been drinking.
Saturday 21 June 2008
Thursday 19 June 2008
The former Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil has emerged as the unlikely saviour of Peters Fraser & Dunlop, the London talent agency that once had some of the biggest names in showbusiness on its books.
Monday 12 May 2008
The early outbreak of summer made me crack open the hot-weather wardrobe. In the way of these things, it turned out to contain, like Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures dating back practically to the dawn of time, favourite old T-shirts, ancient cracking pairs of sandals, and, especially, a long run of pairs of shorts. Some were 10 years old; others were from just last year.
Saturday 12 April 2008
It is now quite clear that the commercial imperative is all that drives the fashion world, so I've decided to ignore it altogether. This week, for example, we were encouraged to "give up dresses". Yes, the most practical, swift and elegant clothing ever designed is now OUT, I learn. It's skirts we must all wear. But, with a skirt, you have to find a top. Then you have to iron the top. And worry about that lump that can appear betwixt skirt and top, and have a panic about the length of skirt, height of shoe, and so on.
Thursday 28 February 2008
It was the turn of the Belgian designer Dries Van Noten – a man known for a discreetly beautiful aesthetic that has earned him an unusually loyal clientele – to take to the Paris catwalk yesterday. For autumn-winter 2008, he offered up an homage to the work of the people whose job it is to craft fine clothing.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Nicole Farhi is known for combining masculine tailoring with fuss-free femininity and yesterday's show captured this as suit and sailor trousers were combined with ruffled blouses, while swingy, gathered skirts provided a confident flourish of girlishness.
Friday 06 January 2006
Howard Jacobson: Elephants are far too precious to suffer the indignity of being dressed in a rah-rah skirt
Saturday 29 October 2005
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