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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Luke Leitch

Each week our deputy fashion editor adds a new entry to his encyclopedia of men's style - a comprehensive guide to the finest clothes, accessories, brands and designers known to smartly dressed man. On the side, he reports from the international fashion weeks


Luke Leitch | 09 March 2012
The Paris designer offers dignified denim that is close to perfect.
  • Mencyclopaedia: Moynat

Kanye West's bold return to Paris Fashion Week

Luke Leitch | 06 March 2012
Rapper Kanye West samples Givenchy, and Kim Kardashian will want to wear it.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Kanye West autumn/winter 2012 in pictures
  • Paris Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2012
Jane Birkin with her Birkin bag at Hermès

How Jane's Birkin bag idea took off

Luke Leitch06 March 2012
Jane Birkin talks to Luke Leitch about how a chance encounter with the chief executive of Hermès on a flight led to the birth of the Birkin bag.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Hermes autumn/winter 2012
  • Jane Birkin: ‘There’s no fun in a bag if it’s not kicked around’
Chanel autumn/winter 2012

Super-Karl's crystal vision at Chanel

Luke Leitch06 March 2012
Designer Karl Lagerfeld presented a sparkle-filled, superhero show in the Grand Palais in Paris, complete with life-size crystals.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Chanel autumn/winter 2012 in pictures
Stella McCartney autumn/winter 2012

Schoolgirls, sportswear, and Savile Row at Stella McCartney

Luke Leitch05 March 2012
Designer Stella McCartney excelled with feminine tailoring at Paris Fashion Week.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney autumn/winter 2012 in pictures
  • London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2012: Stella McCartney eveningwear show
Valentino autumn/winter 2012

Valentino: beautiful and beguiling

Luke Leitch06 March 2012
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli balanced their butter-wouldn't-melt femininity with austere touches at Valentino.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Valentino autumn/winter 2012 in pictures

Clare Waight Keller takes Chloé forward

Luke Leitch05 March 2012
Playful, lighter, brighter: British designer Clare Waight Keller starts to find her stride at Chloé.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Chloe autumn/winter 2012 in pictures

In with the old at Hermes

Luke Leitch04 March 2012
Hermès shows a collection for travelling women who like to be confidently comfortable and chicly slouchy.
  • Paris Fashion Week: Loewe autumn/winter 2012 in pictures
  • Paris Fashion Week: Akris autumn/winter 2012 in pictures




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