Sir: Here we go again, it seems, into the Independent's 'silly season', when valuable space on the news pages is regularly sacrificed to coverage of the fashion collections. I suspect someone supposes this appeals to women readers: an insulting misapprehension. The collections have no more news value than any other product launched in the market for luxury consumer goods.
You have specialist feature pages where such events can be more appropriately presented to those interested and ignored by those of us left cold by this trivia. Please restrict fashion to the fashion pages and give your core readership its full budget of real news.