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  1. April 4, 2014

    Is spring/summer’s nomad look right for you?

    What Fasten your seat belts for fashion’s whistle-stop world tour. From Zulu skirts to Navajo fringing, designers offered a...

  2. February 28, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Oblique nods and intuitive leaps

    “What was that designer thinking?” This is the sort of question that gets asked a lot when faced with, say, a languorous...

  1. February 26, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: New designers chase the dream

    So to Paris, where gossip about the president’s love life has been replaced by talk of the frustrations of the younger...

  2. February 21, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Dries Van Noten

    By all rights, designer Dries Van Noten could be excused for being a bit grand. We meet a few days after his wildly...

  3. January 31, 2014

    Understated upgrades

    Regular readers will know I have a love/hate relationship with make-up trends, even though February – at least in a beauty...

  4. January 17, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Men’s, report 2

    What happens when you soften the shoulder in menswear? It is going on everywhere at the autumn/winter menswear collections...

  5. January 10, 2014

    Perspex makes a fashion comeback

    Clarity is a wonderful thing – in accessories as in life. What else to conclude from the enthusiastic rediscovery of...

  6. November 22, 2013

    Men’s roll-neck sweaters

    From Michael Caine to Daniel Craig by way of Steve McQueen and Sir Ernest Shackleton comes the men’s roll-neck sweater....

  7. October 18, 2013

    Designers embrace Steiff bear’s faux fur

    For shoppers seeking comfort in the winter, what could be cosier than wrapping up in the stuff of the original teddy bear?...

  8. October 1, 2013

    Erik Van Den Eynden, the banker behind Belgium’s Paris invasion

    In the era of big luxury group mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals and “will someone or won’t they finance a...

  9. September 27, 2013

    In conversation: when fashion meets design

    How architecture inspires fashion Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta meets architect Toshiko Mori Design, set, match Fashion...

  10. September 25, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week: Final leg of womenswear marathon

    And so the fashion hordes have descended on Paris, kitten heels clicking, for the final leg of the womenswear marathon....

  11. August 16, 2013

    Step out in Mediterranean sandals

    From catwalks to urban sidewalks, the Mediterranean sandal, with its artisanal feel, vegetable tanned leather and stitched...

  12. June 28, 2013

    Paris menswear show: runway report 2

    Often in fashion, the work of designers gets taken for granted. It’s only clothes! Of course, there’s the endless false...

  13. June 7, 2013

    Beautiful minds

    Dries Van Noten is one of the world’s most successful independent designers. An original member of the Antwerp Six, the...

  14. May 31, 2013

    The message of a bottle

    This week marks the last few days of the No 5 Culture Chanel exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, a show devoted to a...

  15. April 26, 2013

    The world’s most important fashion prizes

    The oldest resort town on the French Riviera, Hyères, might be best known as a holiday destination. But this week it also...

  16. March 5, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week – runway report 6

    What happens when someone – a big, important, global, heritage brand – sends a major “up yours” to fashion? When a designer...

  17. March 1, 2013

    Producers call the shots on the catwalk

    Once upon a time fashion shows were seen by a small group of people in a tiny room. Today, however, live streaming, social...

  18. February 27, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week: runway report 1

    “So . . . does France feel better than Italy? Is it the same? Is it worse?” This is all anyone wants to talk about as Paris...

  19. February 15, 2013

    Brown in town

    As Silvio Berlusconi, Mario Monti et al gear up for the much-ballyhooed Italian elections next weekend, which helpfully...

  20. December 14, 2012

    Warmer winters

    When the wind blows in from Siberia it’s easy to throw style out the window and bundle yourself up like some latter-day...

  21. September 26, 2012

    Paris Fashion Week: day one

    It is one of the peculiar accidents of fashion timing that day one of the Paris ready-to-wear collections happened to also...

  22. September 7, 2012

    At the double

    At the New York menswear shows this week, expectations are high for one style in particular: the double-breasted jacket....

  23. July 6, 2012

    Liberté, egalité ... transparency?

    Slideshow: Paris menswear Just as David Cameron’s Conservatives are hardly cosying up to Europe, so there was a certain...

  24. April 13, 2012

    Snappy dressers

    From the slickest advertising campaigns to spontaneous iPhone snaps, the digital image now serves as our brain’s external...

  25. March 30, 2012

    Hot under the collar

    Blame Alexa Chung. Not only is she queen of the somewhat infantalising Peter Pan collar, she’s been styling her jumpers with...

  26. January 13, 2012

    A farewell to silly snow gear

    If I have anything resembling a resolution when it comes to clothes, it is this: every purchase should have a purpose. It is...

  27. December 23, 2011

    No news is good news

    It’s been a weird past few weeks for me, probably because of the constant need to nominate the top five of this, or person...

  28. November 18, 2011

    Touchy-feely

    An amorphous white dress, like an alien wedding frock, crafted from 14,000 rubber gloves; a black leather ballgown bristling...

  29. September 30, 2011

    The future of shopping

    The Flemish city of Antwerp is known for many things: beer (local brew De Koninck is served in its own special bulbous...

  30. September 23, 2011

    Men’s wear ch-ch-changes

    “Fa fa fa fa fashion!” As the catwalk shows continue in Milan and Paris, jaded guests wonder just how many times they’ll...

  31. December 30, 2010

    Nip and tux

    From left: Armani, Givenchy, Maison Martin Margiela, DSquared2, Moschino, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent What? The...

  32. November 26, 2010

    Must-have: long leather gloves

    You’ve heard it before: Betty Draper, the Hitchcock blonde from the US television series Mad Men, wears a sumptuous piece of...

  33. October 15, 2010

    Leap into leopard print

    Designs by, from left, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli and Etro What? Leopard print: the perfect antidote to...

  34. September 11, 2010

    Need to know: camel coats

    Camel shades at Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Chloé, Nicole Farhi and Dries Van Noten What? You can hear the cliché coming...

  35. July 31, 2010

    Gladiator sandals for men

    From left: designs by Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana and Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s...

  36. July 17, 2010

    The new chinos

    From left: Dolce & Gabbana; Dries Van Noten East of Eden, the brooding, 1955 big-screen cinematic adaptation of John...

  37. June 26, 2010

    Shorts circuit

    From left: designs by Kenzo, Dries Van Noten, Chloé and Hermès Each summer, as predictably as the movie blockbuster season...

  38. June 12, 2010

    Africa’s influence in the fashion industry

    Covetable Autumn/winter 2010 designs by (from left) Kenzo, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Paul Smith, Lanvin A long way from...

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