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ARRAY OF ANSWERS: During Fashion Week in Paris, Sarah Burton's (left) collection for Alexander McQueen was a pure expression of beauty for its own sake. Inspired by Huguenots and village craftsmen, her collection was an avalanche of ruffles and embroidery on floor-sweeping gowns.
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ARRAY OF ANSWERS: Nicolas Ghesquiere (right) made a strong argument for fashion that takes its cues from the world of technology and virtual reality - turning fashion into a version of a wearable gadget. His collection for Louis Vuitton had the other-worldly look of an alternate reality. His patterns resembled digital interference or a circuit board blown up.

Seeking new ways to define luxury

What is fashion's future in a world of consumers who are increasingly enamoured with sweatpants, rare sneakers and high-tech gadgetry?
Oct 10, 2015 5:50 AM

IN the morning coffee hours, before guests began making their way to the Louis Vuitton Foundation's Frank Gehry-designed headquarters for the last hurrah of the spring 2016 collections, the fashion world received notice on Wednesday of the latest big promotion in the rarefied, high-pressure