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The rational face of fashion

Onesies, fluoro jewels and trouser suits: how the second world war brought about a sartorial revolution


London Fashion Week trends: the bold and the beautiful

From slinky synthetics to lustrous brocades, London Fashion Week was both brazen and stimulating

Models closing the Burberry show
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Anatomy of a catwalk show

It takes 39 models, 1,170 minutes of hair and make-up and 30kg of sliver confetti to create London’s biggest show. We go behind the scenes at Burberry

Prada AW15 Milan Fashion Week

Prada — Milan Fashion Week AW15 show report

After androgyny comes princess prom dresses, pastels and diamond pins — the Prada paradox strikes again

From left: Burberry Prorsum, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Jonathan Saunders

Jo Ellison’s London Fashion Week round-up

A longtime crucible for original talent, London’s designers have turned creative flair into commercial success

The Oscars 2015: what the stars wore

It was mostly about black and white on this year’s red carpet. But who won the FT’s Oscar for best dressed?

Tom Ford
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Tom Ford hits Hollywood

The designer’s west coast AW15 show reflects LA’s new status as a fashion hub

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Brocade: the golden thread

From Byzantine boudoirs and Tudor palaces to the modern catwalk, the fabric exerts a sumptuous appeal


In gala town, the gown still rules

Demand for eveningwear ‘growing bigger every day’


The dawn of man: New York men’s fashion week

Designers showed a new confidence on the catwalk with their sophisticated and commercial collections