From left: Chanel, Maison Margiela, Elie Saab

Common threads: couture in details

The trends coming out of the haute-couture shows in Paris

Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain at the Cannes Film Festival, 2012
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Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain

The fashion designer and the actress discuss costume and character in JC Chandor’s film ‘A Most Violent Year’, set in New York in winter 1981

From left: Prada, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci

Look sharp! Milan menswear report

Designer comings and goings provided intrigue in Italy but the suits were strictly business, says Charlie Porter


Will you dare to flare?

The new trouser silhouette may be wide but it is very wearable

Chanel black and white grossgrain flat, £715

Some words of comfort: the world is now flat

Why flats are a step forward for all woman-kind

Michele appointed Gucci creative director

Fashion brand moves its accessories designer into key post

Toyota forecasts brake on sales

Number one carmaker lags behind global rivals in China

Dior launches at Dover Street Market

New store features a curated selection of 30 ready-to-wear pieces along with shoes and accessories from Raf Simons’ cruise collection

Joni Mitchell in 1968, holding a guitar

Joni Mitchell: the making of a style muse

The singer songwriter’s sartorial influence is everywhere this spring. Malwina Gudowska returns to Mitchell’s childhood home to trace her style evolution

A suit fit for a Kingsman

Matthew Vaughn’s new spy film looks so suave he thinks you’ll want to look the part. The director speaks to Jo Ellison

Men get sheepish at London collections

LC:M was reassuring rather than radical, writes Charlie Porter. And shearling was the star

Hands off! A new It bag for spring

The arm-less charm of the new season accessories

Google suspends sale of smartglasses

Management reshuffled at product criticised as threat to privacy

US carmakers target luxury market

GM and Ford seek to mount stronger challenge to German marques

HK protests dent Burberry sales

Luxury goods group says underlying retail sales rose 8%

Cadillac races to catch European rivals

Offensive aims to loosen grip of European carmakers

Galliano back to catwalk with London show

Designer returns over 3 years after anti-Semitic rants

Tiffany shares fall on weak holiday sales

Company cuts profit forecast amid tough trading in the Americas

GM’s Bolt sparks electric car rivalry

‘Game-changer’ could offer 200-mile range for $30,000 price tag

Jaguar to launch F-Pace premium SUV

Car will be built in UK and take on BMW X4

Wanda challenges Disney over theme parks

Push into leisure sector shows chairman’s ambitions

David Gandy: from model to sole man

He earned his fortune on the catwalk, but now ‘the white pants guy’ is stepping into footwear. He gives Luke Leitch an exclusive interivew

Why white is right for spring

Ignore the old rules about seasonal colours

The hippie deluxe redux

With all things bohemian in style, a new exhibition about Seventies designer Thea Porter proves serendipitous. By Carola Long

A matter of size

Why should men care about fashion if the clothes don’t fit?


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