Models are seen backstage prior to the Jamie Wei Huang show on day 1 of London Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2015 at Fashion Scout Venue. Photo: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

London Fashion Week kicked off to a strong start on Friday, with collections showing a deference to texture and colour, with BDSM-inspired leather (...)

Pink lace bra, €42.95, pin lace brief, €27.95, both Elle McPherson. Melita robe with lace detail, €190, Vivis, all from Brown Thomas

This is a time of year when male shoppers set forth for brief encounters in city shops in search of fashion fantasies. “This is the one departm(...)

Anna Wintour, Sir Philip Green, Kate Moss, Lottie Moss, Natalie Massenet and Poppy Delevingne at Topshop Unique Show. Photograph: Getty Images 2:07

Fashion is now the UK’s second biggest industry, worth an impressive £26 billion (€32 billion) to the economy and employing more than 800,000 peopl(...)

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: Chelsea ankle boots with Gore-tex, €295 at Dubarry (dubarry.com); aviator sunglasses, €3 at Penneys; Enduro sweatshirt, €126 (£120) by Barbour at House of Fraser; organic dry-denim jeans, €100 by Nudie at mrporter.com.

When it comes to finding style inspiration, women have the pick of the celebrity bunch – but there are plenty of well-heeled A-list men out there to t(...)

The World Market Center in Las Vegas, where Waterford Wedgwood will open a store

As if anyone needed reminding that things have changed – and changed utterly – at the luxury goods company Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD), it(...)

Maria Osbourne, from Kildare, pictured at Punchestown races yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

You don’t need road signs to Punchestown on Ladies’ Day. You just follow any taxi filled with feathers, as I did at Naas, and watch the fashion(...)

Paddy Hackett from Naas, studying the form, on the second day of the Punchestown Racing Festival.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Into each race meeting, a little rain must fall. It was too much to expect after Tuesday’s gloriously sunny opener to the National Hunt Festival at(...)

Left to right: Floral trousers (€52) at Next; Printed palazzo pants (€39.95) at Zara; Check pencil skirt (€62), by J by Jasper Conran at Debenhams;   Printed trainers (€40) at River Island. Cut-out boots (€85) at office.co.uk

No one ever said that fashion was inclusive – or, if they did, they were most certainly lying. It only takes a quick look at a catwalk, or an e(...)