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Does minimalism matter?

It has been the defining style of our era, but now it’s in retreat. Stephen Bayley works out whether less will soon be no more

Recycle chic

Green is the new black. But while clothing designers are getting smug about adding some organic cotton to their frocks, the women of Some Odd Rubies--a "vintage custom couture" boutique in New York and Los Angeles--truly understand the beauty of recycling. Deborah Stoll investigates ... 

Five out of five for le cinq

After a three-wine, four-hour, nine-course feast at the George V, Bruce Palling declares it his favourite destination in Paris. But only after narrowly surviving an ambush from a rogue andouillette along the way