PFW AW13: Christian Dior

Could there have been a more heaven-made match than Raf Simons and Christian Dior? The directors at LVMH must surely be patting themselves on the back for their smart decision making here. With his minimalist h...

PFW AW14: Balenciaga

Balenciaga has to be one of the most fascinating houses in fashion. Cristobal Balenciaga himself was hailed, even by rival designers, as one of the greatest couturiers that ever lived and his designs are held u...

PFW AW14: Lanvin

Alber, Alber, Alber, in how many ways dost though pleasure us? The Lanvin show is always a treat. Alber Elbaz’s impeccable taste and masterful understanding of what looks good on a woman make the collection an ...

PFW AW13: Saint Laurent

Hedi Slimane has famously moved the Saint Laurent design team from its birthplace in Paris to California but for one night only California came to Paris. Supermodels were turned into hip LA girls in nostalgic b...

Chanel Couture SS 13

Paris’ two big fashion power houses have clearly squared up against each other for this season’s couture offerings –  it’s the battle of the botanicals. Yesterday saw the carefully pruned gardens of Dior, today...

Christian Dior Couture SS13

The second couture offering by Raf Simons for the house of Dior was a charming bouquet containing the tight buds of spring and the beautiful, full flowers of early summer. This collection was a far cry from ...

The contrarian couturier

Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion constructs, renowned for their unconventional forms and innovative use of fabrics, continue to create a sensation thirty years after his first show in Paris. His clothes have upende...

Kitsuné Playlist

Blending the worlds of music, fashion and design, the effortlessly cool Kitsuné label launched in 2002 as the brainchild of Daft Punk’s art director, Gildas Loaec, and Masaya Kuroki. Since then the label ha...

Maxed out

Belfast-born producer and star remixer Max Cooper is keen to avoid any talk of music classification. “Fashion-driven music fads are something I try not to get involved in,” he says. “Genres – especially within ...

Wish upon a star

In the long, dark winter days, the sparkle of fine jewellery invokes an illuminating and celebratory experience. With this, jewellery received at Christmas becomes the ultimate indulgent and personal gift. ...
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LCM SS14: Xander Zhou

Xander Zhou’s Spring/Summer collection showed at The Old Sorting Office for London Fashion Week. It was strikingly conceptual, drawing from an arena of popular culture than many contemporary artists, often excl...