Horticulture shock

Creating a patch of paradise in southern Japan may appear effortless for the Gardening World Cup contenders, but it's not all sunshine and roses. Julian Ryall gets a behind-the-hedges look at what...

Horticulture shock

Once the Mediterranean's best-kept secret, Croatia now has few empty beds in the high season. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Cirque du solemn

In an unusual twist for summer, the designers showing at Paris Fashion Week revel in the drama of gowns, shadows and subtler hues, writes Jing Zhang.

On the loose

Freer silhouettes, separates and Asian influences rule the spring-summer catwalks at Milan Fashion Week, writes Francesca Fearon.

On the loose

Heavily censored until August, books are now openly sold and enjoyed in Myanmar. Mary O'Shea gets the word on Yangon's streets. Pictures by Cedric Arnold.