Italian designer Valentino Garavani has shaped haute couture fashion for five decades.
Ones to watch
Watch out Williamson and Westwood, step aside Smith: there's a new crop of talent in town. A showcase for up-and-coming designers, London Fashion Week has been the launchpad for some of the industry's most ridiculously successful names. And thanks to funding and nurturing schemes like Vauxhall Fashion Scout, NEW GEN and Fashion East, there's no shortage of gifted upstarts for this season. Keep your eyes peeled for our pick of the most promising fashion talent.
Style signatures: luxe materials, graphic print and statement accessories
Cutting her teeth designing exquisite womenswear and accessories for Lanvin, RCA graduate Holly Fulton decided to go solo in 2009 and hasn't looked back. Her strong aesthetic - simple silhouettes enhanced by geometric patterns, heavy embellishment and art deco-esque jewels - has already won her a burgeoning celebrity following, an Asos collaboration and a mantelpiece full of awards, from Scottish Designer of the Year to the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent.