IN PICTURES British fashion designer Louise Trotter presented her debut collection for Lacoste as its new creative director during Paris Fashion Week and offered up a strong fashion direction for the French heritage brand. Trotter, who joined Lacoste in October from Joseph, replaced Portuguese designer […]

OPINION Paris - The shows must go on, was the rhetoric in Paris for its latest fashion week, as the 'gilets jaunes' cordoned off France's capital streets every weekend, making it challenging for retailers, shoppers and brands to get around. There was vandalism at some luxury stores in the vicinity of […]

IN PICTURES Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere had teased that his Louis Vuitton Paris fashion week show late Tuesday would be a "shock". He wasn't kidding. While guests had been invited to the Louvre Museum in the centre of the French capital, when they took their seats they actually found themselves in the […]

Karl Lagerfeld's final collection for Chanel will be presented in the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday, the scene of some of the legendary designer's greatest triumphs. The brand that he is most closely associated with is expected to stage a tribute to the workaholic creator, the most prolific of the […]

It's so small wags joke that it can only hold a Tic Tac. But French brand Jacquemus' teeny weeny bag, "Le Mini Chiquito", is arguably the biggest thing at Paris fashion week. Never has something so tiny excited so much fashion passion -- and hilarity -- on social media. The handbag -- or should we say […]

Stella McCartney showed what can be done with upcycled clothes and fabrics in a classy Paris show whose front row was filled with celebrity fans led by Oprah Winfrey. The British designer -- a vegan who used the show to launch a #ThereSheGrows Instagram campaign to save the Sumatran rainforest -- edged […]

Tartan, nipped waists and lots of hats.... We pick out the biggest style trends in the autumn winter collections as Paris women's fashion week reaches it climax. Return of the waist Paris fashion has found its shape again. After several seasons when baggy ballooned into ever more exaggerated oversized, […]

A new generation of rising fashion stars alarmed by the plight of the planet are designing in a radically different way to their elders. Some of the most interesting shows of Paris fashion week -- once notorious for its decadence and waste -- have come from millennials and Generation Z creators rejecting […]

Gigantic monocles and a new look that had more than a touch of Lurch from "The Munsters" gave the Paris catwalk an arch American air Sunday. Balenciaga's red-hot designer Demna Gvasalia, whose ironic eye has skyrocketed sales, sent out a bolt of Frankenstein-shouldered suits and coats with obvious echoes […]

Paris fashion week saw an about-turn on Friday when Hedi Slimane forfeited his signature skinny youth-styled collections for a bourgeois, 70s and Celine look of old. By Celine of old, we mean old, old Celine, before Philo, before Michael Kors, back when ladylike handbags, lush cashmere sweaters and […]