The party style directory

Want to sparkle at the office Christmas party? Here are the clothes to shine in

Picture galleries

Jeans, £750, Good For Nothing Embroidery at Browns
Wellies, bags, jewellery, and even car doors — the fashion for fretting has every surface covered
Gift guide: for him
Perfect presents for the discerning modern man
From left: Orlando Bloom, Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault and Mario Testino attend the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum on November 23, 2015 (David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty)

The men’s guide to party dressing

Stay dapper this season and for God’s sake keep your tie on, says Esquire editor Alex Bilmes

Selfridges’ ‘Gemini’ Christmas window

Get into the Christmas spirits

Shopping with a side of psychic enlightenment leaves Lucy Kellaway mystified

Star-inspired gifts

Shopping: Starry gifts

Stylish must-haves that are inspired by the stars

JW Anderson wins two UK fashion awards

Northern Irish designer scoops men’s and womenswear prizes

Christmas gift guide

Sparkly presents to make the holiday season shine

Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton
©Gus Powell

Sharing the love

The treasures found in clothes swaps are not simply the cast-offs but the tales attached to them

Left: Poppy ‘Barr’s White’, New York (1968); right: ‘Iceland Poppy (B)’, New York (2006)
©The Irving Penn Foundation

Flowers and the power of a single stem

The silent messengers we return to again and again, flowers fill the space when the words we seek die in our mouths

Gucci AW15

Shopping: statement sweaters

Bold prints, embellishments and embroidery to ward off winter’s chill

Esme Winter's newfangled marbled paper styles

The art of wrapping

From bespoke wax seals to personalised baubles, this year’s finest finishing touches