Hermès says global slowdown to hit sales

Slowing demand follows heavy investment by luxury group

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You’ve been framed

The eyewear industry is booming. Nick Remsen focuses on the luxury leaders and design disrupters

Molyneux’s office at Hôtel Claude Passart. The chequered marble floor extends into the entrance hall
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The Paris home of Juan Pablo Molyneux

With its Grand Siècle-era hallway and lacquered walls, the designer’s 17th-century home is a joyous rejection of minimalism

LVMH shares soar on strong sales

Lack of growth in China offset by other regions

Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda couture collections
©Greg Kessler

Fashion’s most exclusive invite

Jo Ellison parties with the super-rich at Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Alta Moda’ collections

LVMH shrugs off China slowdown

Group says its brands showed ‘outstanding flexibility’

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Luxottica shares dive on management fears

Luxury eyewear group loses third CEO in 18 months

New buyers keep Christie’s in the frame

Impressionist and modern art surges 57% in choosy market

Designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo (both seated) at their Mayfair boutique
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Our fantasy frocks make business sense

Inside Ralph & Russo, Britain’s only couture house

A 16ft-long aquarium, with pool beyond, at a house in Orange County, California
©ICM

A chance to splash out on the home

Designers are responding to demand for room-sized aquariums, pirate caves and indoor waterfalls

Michelin chefs take à la carte off menu

Diners offered tasting selection in bid to cut food waste

Return of Asia growth boosts Burberry

Luxury brand suffers 20% decline in Hong Kong

Sotheby’s buys art advisory service

Purchase raises questions about conflicts of interest

High time to slope off

Is your ski style on-piste or strictly après? Tilly Macalister-Smith finds chic snow wear for all types

Shopping: nine steps to chalet chic

Catwalk collections include snow-friendly clothing that can walk off the runway and on to the slopes

2016’s beauty buzzwords

Chypre, McGrath and halal: Kathleen Baird-Murray uncovers the coming trends

Aston Martin chases elusive profit goal

James Bond marque has been beset by debt and inefficiency but its turnround is gaining traction

Makers’ marks and designs on the home

Fashion designers are turning their attention to homewares. Aimee Farrell meets four crafty creators

City types spend despite smaller bonuses

Demand for fast cars, luxury flats and boozy lunches bears up

Fashion houses turn to online video

Burberry, Coach and Tiffany among outlets going high-tech

The year of dressing according to your inner conviction

2015 wasn’t about how we looked, it was how we felt that mattered

Best dressed of 2015 - verdict on who wore what best

The FT fashion editor’s verdict on who wore what best

Gaia’s theory: the story behind the Repossi deal

LVMH’s new star signing Gaia Repossi on why in jewels, as in business, it’s all about balance

Stocking fillers

From tie-silk teddy bears to Gucci berets and Balmain brushes — here are the special little somethings to put on your ‘good’ list

The Art Market: Long winter for Old Masters

Constable sells in London; Christie’s veteran defects to Sotheby’s

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