Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2019 shows

Our guide to the best of the new season’s collections 
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In Rome, the LVMH brand stages a lavish homage to the late designer

Paris brought a bravura display of skillmanship, but soul was harder to find

From tears at Chanel to perfection at Loewe, AW19 was a month to remember

Nicolas Ghesquière wanted his Pompidou collection to be challenging. He succeeded

For his final Chanel outing, the late designer took us to a snowy mountain-top

Sarah Burton’s homage to British manufacturing was one for the suits

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Clare Waight Keller delivered a winter Eden. Stella McCartney gave us the kit in which to weed

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Hedi Slimane did a turnabout for his second collection — and staged a great show steeped in Seventies bourgeois nostalgia

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“Two-jobs” Jonathan Anderson has advanced his claim to be the most exciting designer of the season

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More inclusive than any season before, the models on the catwalks are as diverse as the clothes

In Paris, designers indulged their private passions — to great effect

John Galliano did pared-down perfection, and another new name at Lanvin

Anthony Vaccarello showed us the shoulder, Marine Serre saw the end of the world. Both were brilliantly on brand

Bovver, biker and a whole lot of knee-high attitude, Italy goes hell for leather

Maria Grazia Chiuri married Teddy Girls and classic Dior silhouettes this season. Was it a happy union?

Grunge influences, anger and bovver boots were major themes in Milan, the city of high glamour. Why?

Now the most venerable designer still working, Giorgio Armani’s show was a tonal homage to his signature style

Daniel Lee showed his first AW19 collection for the Kering-owned house on Friday. It was tougher than expected

Miuccia Prada’s darkly dressed woman looked emphatically feminine — and royally pissed off

After a 50-year relationship at the family-led house, the late designer’s last outing had his signature all over it