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
©Roland Tännler

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 Exhibition Tokyo
©Jeremie Souteyrat

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

How the eighties power pump is stalking back into fashion

Louis Vuitton AW16 Paris Fashion Week

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 Paris Fashion Week

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 Paris Fashion Week

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

Givenchy AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper . . . it was the front row that provided the real theatre at Givenchy

Why the shows must go on

For the pure exhilarating theatre of fashion, nothing beats a front-row seat

Céline AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Gently transgressive, Phoebe Philo offers a range of possibilities — ‘for the wardrobe, for the woman, for life’

Balenciaga AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Couture shapes for the modern wardrobe? Demna Gvasalia had it uncovered . . . 

Dior and Lanvin AW16 show reports Paris Fashion Week

What happens when a house loses its creative core? Two brands tell two very different tales

Loewe AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Jonathan Anderson ‘curated a look for the real world’ to deliver a tremendous collection for Loewe


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.

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