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Fashion Review: Citizens of Gucci-land, Unite!

MILAN — On a giant industrial campus in the far reaches of Milan, past the room with the giant chinoiserie swans painted on the walls and the plush velvet chairs, past the garden with its crawling ivy and purple blooms, in a cavernous space traced by a river of winding blue, a mummy lay. Nearby was the Sphinx; diagonally across the room, an enormous Buddha; somewhere in close vicinity, an Aztec arch. Greek statuary was mounted on plinths, ditto Egyptian gods, and flanking it all on one wall were the…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, September 21: Sterling-Sanchez swap deal back on? Everton and Chelsea keen on Cavani?

Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online… Arsenal could make a fresh move for Raheem Sterling in January. Gunners chief Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the Manchester City forward and may try and engineer a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal are planning a swoop for Marseille defensive prospect Christopher Rocchia. The left-back, 19, is rated the French club’s most promising youngster. (The Sun) Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Fulham’s latest teenage wonderkid Matt O’Riley. O’Riley has caught the eye of the Premier League duo after breaking…

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Dangerous cycling law review after death crash

The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. It will consider whether an equivalent offence to causing death by dangerous driving is needed for cyclists. The announcement follows the trial of Charlie Alliston, 20, who knocked over and killed a woman while riding a fixed-gear bike with no front brakes. Alliston was cleared of manslaughter but convicted under the 19th Century offence of “wanton or furious driving”. On Monday he was sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution. After…

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Fashion Review: ‘Why You’d Want to Do That Is Beyond Me’: London Fashion Week Faces Down Its Critics

They screamed outside Burberry, they screamed outside Versace, they screamed outside the British Film Institute’s IMAX theater at the screening of a gory short by Gareth Pugh. London Fashion Week was Occupied, beset by protesters demanding “Shame!” The cause was anti-fur — along the protest lines, you could spot a man-size costumed bunny rabbit, with a sign requesting that the fashion world wear their own skins, not his — and the effect was to unsettle the already edgy attendees, whose nerves had been frayed, if not flayed, by news of…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, September 19: Alexis Sanchez eyeing Real Madrid move, Jack Wilshere wants West Ham switch?

Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Alexis Sanchez wants to join Real Madrid and his agent has made contact with the Spanish giants. The Arsenal star missed out on the Manchester City move he wanted in the summer because the Gunners couldn’t get a replacement. Now he is eyeing a return to Spain with Real. (Diario Gol) Jack Wilshere wants West Ham to rescue his career. The Arsenal midfielder is resigned to leaving the Emirates and is hoping the Hammers make a January move. (Daily…

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Fashion Review: Old Hollywood Vavoom Dominated on the Emmys Red Carpet

There is not much to rival the Emmys red carpet as a platform for self-branding. Television’s night of nights, once spurned by blue chip designers and their megastar clients as a dreary also-ran, has emerged to compete with the Oscars as a powerful contender in the image-boosting derby. A cannily chosen dress paraded in this annual tournament of chic can complement — or contradict — an actor’s screen persona, cement a reputation or reboot a career. “Some dresses are game changers,” said Nicole Chavez, who has prepped Scarlett Johansson and…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, September 18: Tottenham tracking Turkey star, Man City to move for Robert Lewandowski?

Transfer rumours and paper review Monday, September 18, 2017 Here’s all the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers… Tottenham are eyeing Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun. The 26-year-old was the subject of offers from Crystal Palace and Newcastle at the end of the transfer window.  The Turkish club want £17.5m for the forward. (Daily Mail) Manchester City will open talks with Kevin De Bruyne over a new contract in the coming weeks. De Bruyne is happy and settled at the Etihad Stadium and is expected to commit to a contract that will…

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