Fashion by definition is about transience and Irish and international fashion will each have their own turns in the spotlights this year. Yesterday, I(...)

Shares fall despite reports that the year “has gotten off to a good start”. Photograph: EPA

Hennes and Mauritz AB (H&M) said the stronger US dollar will weigh on costs this year, taking the shine from results showing the steepest gain in (...)

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(...)

 H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, saw higher sales growth than expected in December, helped by strong collections and colder weatherPhotograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Hennes & Mauritz, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, saw higher sales growth than expected in December, helped by strong collections and(...)

Alexander Wang ‘Parental Advisory’ sheer-panelled sweatshirt

Think of the 1990s and a few images are inescapable. Kurt Cobain, both slob and androgyne, looking messed-up yet put-together with bleached bedhead(...)

Above, left to right: Above, bandeau bikini top (€7), joggers (€17), bag (€9), sandals (€13), rings (€5), bracelets (€5), all at Penneys;  blazer (€69), tapered trousers (€41), check blouse (€33), sandals (€43), all at Next; geo-print wide-legged trousers (£40), at Asos.com

For a long time (sartorially speaking, “a long time” can mean four fashion seasons, which is the equivalent of six months in real time), women’(...)