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Luke Leitch

Luke Leitch

is style editor of 1843

Dandyland

Florence’s biannual Pitti Uomo trade fair has become a mecca for the world’s most extrovert dandies. Yet those responsible for creating the phenomenon are appalled by its success. Luke Leitch investigates a sartorial schism at the heart of menswear

Pigalle’s progress

Stéphane Ashpool’s distinctively Parisian brand of sensual sportswear has been championed by Nike, Rihanna and even Chanel. Luke Leitch went to his idiosyncratic shows to find out why

Jiggery-bespokery

In its tireless struggle to innovate, fashion is turning to mass customisation. Luke Leitch examines a trend which is both very new and very old

The frock-star treatment

Two hundred outfits, four days in Naples, several hundred super-rich clients and Sophia Loren: Luke Leitch goes inside Alta Moda, Dolce & Gabbana’s attempt to disrupt the world of couture

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