A return to the roots, though those of Sarah Burton and not Alexander McQueen, in an outstanding collection from the designer, with a sumptuous assemblage of tailoring, fantasy, couture, tough chic and a bit of magic.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.
An enormous cheer greeted Sarah Burton at the end of the Alexander McQueen show inside the Luxembourg Gardens on Monday night. As well it should, for her collection was a visual poem to feminine beauty and strength.
The first question everyone asked when sitting down to the latest Alexander McQueen menswear runway show on Friday in Paris, was where was François-Henri Pinault, whose luxury conglomerate Kering owns Alexander McQueen?
From Jean Paul Gaultier to Elie Saab, designers attended the Elysee Palace for dinner on Monday, as Macron sought to further boost one of the country's most profitable sectors with an appeal to brands from far and wide.
The British Fashion Council has announced the names of 45 finalists for The Fashion Awards 2017; with five finalists in each category, and few major surprises – with many creators nominated for a second time.