Fashion remade

From jeans made from old Levi’s to Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘high-fashion ecology’, suddenly there’s nothing sexier than sustainability

Karl Lagerfeld: King of couture

After 50 years at Fendi, the designer is staging its first couture show — and his second of the season. It’s a superhuman undertaking, but don’t expect him to dwell on it

Vive la fantasy

Frivolous? Irrelevant? Never less so. Beautiful clothes bring light relief

Paris couture autumn/winter 2014

Several major houses achieved modernity and relevance through a sophisticated fusion of the past, present and – sometimes – future