The pure beauty of Bill Cunningham’s vision

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Photographer Bill Cunningham attends the 2013 Frick Collection Garden Party at The Frick Collection on July 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The original street photographer was loved for his fashion eye — and should be remembered for his principles

Louise Trotter in Joseph store Savile Row
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Heart and sole

She’s transformed the label famed for basics into a fashion powerhouse. Now, Louise Trotter has designs on your feet

menswear look from Stella Tennant and Isabella Cawdor's Holland & Holland AW16 collection
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Hot shots: hunting and shooting never looked so chic

Gunmaker Holland and Holland has teamed up with model Stella Tennant and Isabella Cawdor to relaunch its clothing range. Pip pip, says Jo Ellison


Abbey Road: Gucci comes to London

The Brits fall head over rabbit-fur-lined, snake-embellished heels for Alessandro Michele


Christian Dior brings Paris to the palace

After over half a century, the luxury house returns to Blenheim

Rio grand: Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 show report

Bingo, soccer and colour: Nicolas Ghesquière delivers French fashion with a tropical twist in Brazil

Is the fashion industry in crisis?

The sector is in tumult as some brands cut the delay between the catwalk and the wardrobe

Cannes: where substance triumphs over style

The best-dressed women on the Croisette were the ones wearing their personalities

Akris’s creative director Albert Kriemler in his office
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Akris: the alpha-woman’s label

Inside the Swiss luxury house dressing the world’s most powerful professionals

Mystery — the chicest style statement of all

Why inscrutability is still the greatest asset

Louis Vuitton’s Tokyo story

Louis Vuitton’s chief on why ‘luxury wouldn’t be where it is today without Japan’

Calvin Klein changes creative command

Costa and Zucchelli to leave after a combined 29 years at company

Why stilettos mean business

A stiletto is not hard to understand. Hard to walk in, sure. But think about the stature

Louis Vuitton AW16 show report - Paris Fashion Week

As the season comes to an end, Nicolas Ghesquière captures the prevailing ideas of new normals, modernity and relevance

Miu Miu AW16 show report - Paris Fashion Week

Mrs Prada’s Miu Miu offered riffs on the Prada classics, with a big shot of nostalgia on the side

Valentino AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri loosen things up at the house of romance

Chanel AW16 show report - Paris Fashion Week

Everyone had a front row seat at Chanel: it’s populism with a very polished accent

Saint Laurent AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

With no soundtrack, no cuties sitting cross-legged on the floor, no dimly lit catwalk to hide behind, the clothes in part two of Hedi Slimane’s AW16 collection had to speak for themselves. They spoke volumes

Hermès AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski’s elegant line in wafty luxe sportif simply whispers exclusivity

Stella McCartney AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Stella McCartney’s quiet celebration of breezy femininity chimes with the times


Jo EllisonJo Ellison is the FT’s fashion editor. She was educated at Edinburgh University where she read history. Prior to joining the the paper, in August 2014, she was the features director of British Vogue. Her column appears on the style pages.