From Emerald Musk to Peony Couture, Heartless Helen to Some Velvet Morning, the new crop of perfumes are a kaleidoscope of cool… Where will you be on the spectrum?
Pierpaolo Piccioli’s vision for Valentino is eliciting a rapturous response, as he recasts the maison’s couture culture without losing any of its romanticism. Jo Ellison meets the International Designer of the Year. Portrait by Richard Grassie
Too big? Too small? Too ornate? At last, the pendulum is swinging back towards the perfectly proportioned, chicly understated handbag, says Clare Coulson