Gucci’s shot of sartorial serotonin

With last night’s collection reveal marking 100-years of the storied Italian house, Alessandro Michele enlisted the help of Balenciaga to bring the party – and it was a dazzling affair.

The bold new era of Great British menswear

Designers like Ahluwalia, Saul Nash, Bianca Saunders and the emerging grads from Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion course are reigniting the flame. Here, THE FACE charts their unstoppable rise.

Martine Rose on the power of the T‑shirt

In an extract from Lauren Cochrane’s The Ten: The Stories Behind the Fashion Classics, the London designer talks raves, Brexit and the versatility of a wardrobe staple.

Kenzo AW21: born to be wild

Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s vision for a post-pandemic future is optimistically club-ready, embracing every colour of the rainbow and capturing the exuberant spirit of Kenzō Takada’s design legacy.

CSM MA Fashion: big talent takes a leap over a crap year

The 33 designers became bedroom bound mid-term, waving a solemn goodbye to the Central Saint Martins studios (they were paying for). But it didn’t get in the way of their graduate collections – if anything, it made them even better.

Raf Simons looks back to the offbeat future

One for the die hard fans, the designer’s AW21 collection references his sci-fi past in oversized knitwear and impeccable tailoring. But his style diktats are, as ever, filtering downwards to define the next youth culture movement.

Miu Miu: Brave Hearts run free

Taking to the snowy hills of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Miuccia Prada counterbalances warrior-like practicality with a playful sensuality: “The two do not have to be mutually exclusive.”

Dior’s spellbinding ode to fairytales

Maria Grazia Chiuri embraces fantasy for the house’s AW21 collection, exploring the magical themes and twisted tales of the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault.

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