How To Spend It

Today’s news October 20

Gift Guide

Knitted dresses

Style

Knitted dresses

In the 1980s, Azzedine Alaïa’s figure-hugging knitted dresses helped establish a new fashion aesthetic for the decade. Now designers are revisiting the genre, with technically innovative styles that are simultaneously sinuous and shaping. Avril Groom reports

The new neutrals

House & Garden

The new neutrals

Muted shades of blue, green and russet red are gaining momentum as modern-day “neutrals”, adding a dash of character and depth to interiors without overwhelming them. Jenny Dalton reports