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‘Things are better for women on the high street today than when we started’

Mary Portas: ‘Almost all luxury fashion brands target women in the 35-plus age group.’ Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Alyson Walsh It was just a year ago that a major survey claimed that women aged 50-plus felt ignored by the high street, despite the fact that 90% of British retailers had seen most growth […]

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The face (and hairstyle) that’s turning heads on the Paris catwalk

Lineisy Montero wearing a creation from the spring/summer 2016 Ready to Wear collection by French designer Isabel Marant. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA Lauren Cochrane Paris fashion week is in full swing, with one face emerging to define the spring/summer of 2016. Lineisy Montero, the 19-year-old model from the Dominican Republic, has walked in all the most […]

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Autumn style: 12 things you need to know

Photography: David Newby Styling Melanie Wilkinson Hair: Camilla Hewitt using Bumble and bumble Makeup: Lisa Stokes using Chanel S 2015 and Chanel Body: Excellence Model: Aneliese at Profile Photograph: David Newby/David Newby Boring is not a word in the vocabulary of Vetements’ designers. The brand, now three seasons old, specialises in unremarkable clothes – the […]

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Gareth Pugh on why there’s no place like home

Gareth Pugh for autumn/winter 2015. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images Gareth Pugh My first fashion show ran on Mars bars and sleep deprivation. Ten years ago, I was selected last minute to take part in Fashion East which meant I had four weeks to create a collection from nothing: I had no fabric, no team, no […]

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In the frame: how I learned to love glasses

The eye of the beholder: this season’s chic glasses. Illustration: Kate Copeland It was 1990 and I couldn’t choose which colour frames to have, so I had them all. All the colours. A pair of very large, very round, very rainbowed spectacles, through which nine-year-old me saw a world that, perhaps inevitably, was mainly laughing […]

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Lily-Rose Depp is the new face of Chanel – stylewatch

Lily-Rose Depp in her debut campaign for Chanel. Photograph: Handout Guardian fashion Lily-Rose Depp has practically been brought up in Chanel finishing school – her mother, Vanessa Paradis, has been an ambassador for the brand since 1990, and she has already worn tweed skirt-suits to two Chanel shows. Now, inevitably, the 16-year-old has become an […]

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The Converse All Star has been rebooted – not that you’d know it

The Converse All Star II. Photograph: PR Lauren Cochrane Question: how do you relaunch a sneaker right now? Answer: without changing much at all. Converse have unveiled the Chuck Taylor All Star II to great fanfare this week but, at first glance, it’s barely changed. Anyone looking at the new design would be hard pushed […]