Jo Ellison is the FT’s fashion editor. She was educated at Edinburgh University where she read history. Prior to joining the FT, in August 2014, she was the features director of British Vogue. Her column appears on the style pages.
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Christopher Wylie proves how close fashion and politics can be
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Sarah Burton stages a beautiful fashion metamorphosis
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Covered hair is all the rage this season. Why?
The Ferragamo shoe designer has now got hold of the clothes. Thank goodness for that
After a restrained start, Paul Surridge is releasing the beast within
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