a la mode

Detailed coverage from the catwalks of this season’s fashion shows in London, Paris, New York and Milan

Paris Fashion Week: Men

Paris Fashion Week: Runway report 5

Saint Laurent refers to the past in the cleverest possible way

Paris Fashion Week: Runway report 4

Hermès is at its best when it gives pure luxury

Paris Fashion Week: Runway report 3

Central debate is between commerce and artistry

Paris Fashion Week: Runway report 2

Shows boast of work with the clear hand of an individual rather than the consensus of a design team

Paris Fashion Week: Runway report 1

Shows express a clear message – eerie, intense and pure

Milan Fashion Week: Men

Milan menswear: Runway report 3

At Gucci, the theme got in the way of making purposeful garments

Milan menswear: Runway report 2

Simple, ostensibly normal pieces take on an attitude

Milan menswear: Runway report 1

The shows have been dominated by clothing for the present day

London Collections: Men

Runway report 3

Fashion has found a major new talent in Craig Green

Runway report 2

Focus is on branding, both how to define it and how to exploit it

Runway report 1

Tailoring brands bring in fresh ideas for spring/summer 2015

paris fashion week

Show season ends with a fresh start

Nicolas Ghesquière, the new designer at Louis Vuitton, heralds a divergence in approaches

Ready-to-wear is having a Warhol moment

From Saint Laurent to Chanel, brands play the packaging game

Diverging realities and dissonance of life

It is not about escapism but rather wrestling with things as they are

Despite Oscars, Paris designers go for elegance not entertainment

Viktor & Rolf show quietest collection, Kenzo looks to the movies

Creativity takes centre stage

Watanabe dances with the dark; Kawakubo spins a yarn

Oblique nods and intuitive leaps

The thought process that goes into clothes is rarely linear

Mastered staples unpicked

Designers seize the opportunity to shed sartorial prejudices

New designers chase the dream

Aganovich, Charlier and Li attempt to define their own signature

Milan fashion week

Fairy tale designs and a touch of magic

Motor of fantasy drives thriving commercialism in Milan