This generation of athleisure starts and ends with Alexander Wang. Above, Wang’s collection for H&M. Photograph: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

As fashion nomenclatures go, “athleisure” has a lot to answer for. Comprising athletics and leisure – two things that might seem anathema – it is a(...)

Spring and summer looks by (left to right) Marni, Christian Dior, Valentino and Victoria Beckham at the Brown Thomas fashion show. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Overt femininity” was the buzz phrase at Brown Thomas yesterday, used to describe the vibe of the spring collections at an early morning preview sta(...)

Cara Delevingne sports a 1970s looks at Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week show. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty

  1 Painterly notions. Paint is making an impression on the catwalk and the street. At Burberry, it took the form of macs daubed with broa(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

Karl Lagerfeld and models take to the catwalk after presenting the spring-summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Christophe Karaba/EPA

On a sunny September afternoon in Paris, a feminist demonstration was held; not in the streets, but on the catwalk. The Chanel ready-to-wear sh(...)

Blouse, €250, Love Moschino, Gilet, €149, Sisley, Arnotts 2:51

The cats – Maine Coons and British Shorthairs – are real, but the fur is fake in this winter shoot by Anita Sadoswka, styled by Carmel Daly. Fashio(...)

Alasdhair Willis, the storm force gusting through British wellington brand Hunter remembers the first time he wore a pair of the boots growing up i(...)

Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images

Alamuddin made a splash on arrival in the Italian city of Venice with a Dolce and Gabbana sundress. A favourite from the pair’s Sicilian-influenced(...)

Model Cara Delevingne presents a creation by British designer Stella McCartney as part of her Spring/Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week today. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

For style spotters, it’s hard to beat Stella McCartney’s morning show at the Paris Opera where coffee, tea and fruit are thoughtfully provided befo(...)

Li-Ann Smal wears an Erdem dress at the launch of the Brown Thomas autumn-winter collections. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brown Thomas kicked off the winter fashion season yesterday with a stylish show in the store’s new accessories area, part of a €9 million development (...)