Best of AW16 — the top 12 fashion shows
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
Nicolas Ghesquière captures the prevailing ideas of new normals, modernity and relevance
Everyone had a front row seat at Chanel: it’s populism with a very polished accent
With no soundtrack, no cuties sitting cross-legged on the floor, no dimly lit catwalk to hide behind, the clothes in part two of Hedi Slimane’s collection had to speak for themselves. They spoke volumes
Gently transgressive, Phoebe Philo offers a range of possibilities — ‘for the wardrobe, for the woman, for life’
Take me to church: Vetements’ holy orders
Alessandro Michele continues to put the sparkle back in Kering’s €1.2bn jewel
Miuccia Prada’s ‘Vagabond’ collection puts her back at the heart of Milan Fashion Week
In London, Sarah Burton unlocks the charms of the boudoir
Karl Lagerfeld knows how to make waves — on clothes and in business. And the Fendi designer is warning of chaos to come
Jonathan Anderson ‘curated a look for the real world’ to deliver a tremendous collection for Loewe
Is Victoria Beckham still sexy? Corset is
Couture shapes for the modern wardrobe? Demna Gvasalia had it uncovered . . .