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    1. July 17, 2015

      High summer hit-list

      Sunset sunglasses Following on from the 1970s trend, the predictable logic of fashion welcomes the 1980s. Coloured...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Paris menswear SS16 Day 2

      It is gratifying in fashion when the good guys do right. Kim Jones has been men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton...

    1. June 19, 2015

      Embroidery enjoys a fashion renaissance

      In a small, unassuming workshop off London’s Oxford Street, three embroiderers are hunched over wooden frames,...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Dries Van Noten — Paris Fashion Week AW15 show report

      And so to Paris, and a tiny shift in sartorial perspective as the fashion press commences the last circuit of the...

    3. January 30, 2015

      Paris Fashion Week: menswear round-up

      Fashion shows are not “normal”, that’s a given. But for the autumn/winter 2015 Paris menswear shows, questioning...

    4. December 12, 2014

      Join the glitterati: the best sparkly party accessories

      As Christmas approaches you may be impervious to the saccharine schmaltz of department store ads or the urge to...

    5. October 3, 2014

      Trends from Paris Fashion Week

      Ever increasing circles Circles of all sizes appeared at the shows – in micro dots, eyelet details (Chloe), lacy...

    6. Material World

      October 3, 2014

      Fashion Week Beauty: Six Big Trends

      Dolce & Gabbana SS15  © Catwalking From crimson lips, to acid-bright eyes, to oil-slick hair, here are the biggest...

    7. September 24, 2014

      Dries Van Noten takes us gently out of the bright

      The arrival of a new black – the darkest and most absorbing (only 0.035 per cent of light is able to escape) – is a...

    8. July 25, 2014

      The truth about fashion trends

      Is fashion freaking you out? Join the club. Do you find yourself staring at fashion mags with wild-eyed, weepy...

    9. June 28, 2014

      Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 2

      When Paris is at its best, its menswear shows boast of work with the clear hand of an individual rather than the...

    10. June 13, 2014

      Fashion insiders reveal the hottest ‘pre’ collection buys

      Erdem Moralioglu is talking about inspiration. “I spent a lot of time in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archives at...

    11. May 16, 2014

      Why floral prints – with an unsettling twist – are blossoming

      What: Everything’s coming up roses – and peonies and orchids and tulips and primroses. Yes, there’s a veritable seed...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. August 16, 2013

      Step out in Mediterranean sandals

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

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. April 13, 2012

      Snappy dressers

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

    38. 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...

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