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Jewellery: geometry lessons

Simple and sleek, minimal modern pieces make for maximum impact


Gingham: hip to be square

The most versatile of fabrics, checks can be City-boy smart or Sunday-school sweet. This season finds it at its sultriest best

The fairytale success of Swarovski

The brand’s association with films and fashion has put sparkle into sales

Julie de Libran on designing for Sonia Rykiel

The artistic director on her first collection for the label and why it has been the perfect homecoming

The walkways and luxury outlets of Bal Harbour Shops today

Bal Harbour Shops 50 years on

The chicest, most successful mall in America is celebrating its 50th year. But can the retail group keep up with the new kid on the block?

I’m having intimacy issues

Negotiating fashion invitations is a scientific art — which party will ensure the most exclusive access? And which will lend itself to the best ‘selfie’?

A model wears a look by Alexander McQueen and jewellery by Shaun Leane from the spring summer 2001 show
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Alexander McQueen’s legacy in jewellery

Shaun Leane talks about the designer’s imagination and influence on his work

Models wearing looks from the Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Celine and Carven Paris shows

Looks to love: the Paris trends

The season reached its triumphant finale with gothic tragediennes, a Technicolor menagerie — and some very challenging trousers

Models wearing looks from the shows of Christopher Kane, Hermes, Isabel Marant and Loewe

Knots landing

The humblest material of human endeavour has been hoisted into high fashion. Charlie Porter gets to grips with rope

Saint Laurent SS15

Brim with confidence

The key to 1970s style starts with a hat. But which one? Grace Cook gets a heads-up