Models present creations by designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as part of their Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection for Japanese fashion house Kenzo during Paris Fashion Week March 8th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

Spring was in the air in Paris as sunshine drew out the Sunday crowds, but on the fifth day of fashion week winter remained the focus. The main shows (...)

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

 Models walk the runway during the Celine show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Indian summer drawing out crowds in Paris chimed with the spring/summer collections for 2015 which continued in the French capital at the weeke(...)

Models present creations by Stella McCartney as part of her autumn-winter 2014-2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Yesterday, in the middle of Paris Fashion Week, I saw women crowding around the rails in Zara on the Champs Élysées, stopping at the black-and-whit(...)

One of the world’s greatest creative hubs, the old Central St Martins College building at London’s 107-109 Charing Cross Road, is about to be reinvent(...)

A model presents a creation by British designer Phoebe Philo from her spring/summer 2014 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Céline during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Phoebe Philo at Céline is one of fashion’s star performers. She is keenly watched and influential. Her current winter collection with its pastel colou(...)

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’(...)