The sartorial poetry of Erdem

As the designer opens his first store, he tells Jo Ellison the story of ‘his woman’ — and where she’s going

From left: Etro, Max Mara, Gucci, Céline

Move over glamazons — here comes granny chic

Is the new tattered glamour an expression of the current climate of austerity politics?

The eternal grace of Valentino

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli on why their Rome-set couture show was a love letter to their native city

The queen of haute jewellery

Dior jewellery designer, Victoire de Castallane brings a child’s greedy wonder to her fantastical creations


Mad about Margot

Fashion — and art — is having a Wes Anderson moment

Grexit: How to dress for a eurodrama

If Grexit was a movie, what did the costumes of the eurozoners tell us about their role in the event?

©Pierre Debusschere for Dior

Couture report

From Versace goddess gowns and Chanel’s techno mesh to Dior’s jumbo cord, haute meets humble in Paris

Karl Lagerfeld: the king of couture

The fashion designer on 50 years at Fendi and the power of ‘fantasy fur’

Forget the sales, hit the rails

Why the pre-collections are the pearls of the fashion cycle

Undressing the detectives

Investigating crime drama, costume and the cult of the female cop as the second series of ‘True Detective’ is finally unveiled

Lessons in luxury

Women are luxury leaders, big data are sexy — and other things I learnt at the FT Business of Luxury Summit in Monte Carlo

Rich lessons from the Poor Clares

If luxury is identified as technically brilliant and vastly expensive, then Kenmare lace is its very definition

Hemlines are plunging

The long view on Summer’s maxi-length trend

Louis Vuitton in Palm Springs — cruise 2015/16

The French luxury brand takes its show on the road to the sleepy desert oasis beloved of the Brat Pack

Westminster outfits of artless ordinariness

Our political leaders’ dress sense is completely bland

Is Apple’s watch a must-keep?

We all want an Apple Watch — but does it have heirloom potential?

Anatomy of a high-street hit

How did the suede skirt save Marks and Spencer if it only went on sale on Friday?

The drama of a good fashion documentary

A new film, ‘Dior and I’, reveals the humanity at the heart of a major corporation

I’m having intimacy issues

Negotiating fashion invitations is a scientific art — which party will ensure the most exclusive access? And which will lend itself to the best ‘selfie’?

Miu Miu — Paris Fashion Week AW15 show report

A colourful carnival of the animals made for a very pretty season’s finale


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. Follow Jo on Twitter @jellison