From left: Balmain, Dior Homme, Sacai, Hermès

Paris menswear SS16 Day 4

Show reviews of Balmain, Dior Homme, Sacai, Undercover and Hermès

Folk-themed fashion

Get the look — folk heroes

Aimee Farrell goes in search of artisanal chic, from boho coats to flower crowns

From left: Gucci; Giorgio Armani; Marni; Bottega Veneta; Prada

Milan menswear round-up SS16

In Italy, fashion is all about the conversation piece. Charlie Porter chimes in

Topshop in Manhattan
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Reborn in the USA

America has thwarted some of the biggest European brands. Does Primark have what it takes?

Jo Ellison

Forget the sales, hit the rails

Why the pre-collections are the pearls of the fashion cycle

Alfa strives for beauty and profitability

Fiat Chrysler to stage the marque’s biggest relaunch in decades

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Technicians hang Claude Monet's 1914-1917 piece 'Iris mauves', estimated at between £6-9 million, at Christie's King Street auction house on June 19, 2015 in London, England. Christie's is displaying 52 works ahead of a week of Impressionist and Modern Art sales at both Christie's King Street and Christie's South Kensington starting on 23 June. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
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Art market globalisation drives up prices

Demand encourages owners to put works up for sale

Samsonite goes downmarket to defend sales

China corruption issues force luggage-maker to look to mid-range

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Floating Cloud in the Heaven’ (2015)
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The Art Market: sales in a spin

Frenzied buying at Art Basel; ceramics from Marina Picasso

Ani Bezzerides; Rachel McAdams; Series 2; True Detective
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Undressing the detectives

Investigating crime drama, costume and the cult of the female cop as the second series of ‘True Detective’ is finally unveiled

Stitch perfect

Skilled needleworkers are increasingly rare. Grace Cook asks who sews for whom?

Shopping: supersize watches

The vogue for huge watch faces took hold after the financial crash in 2008. They’ve got bigger since

Chinese lead foreign buyers of US homes

More than $28bn spent in past year as wealthy seek to invest abroad

UK throws weight behind driverless cars

Country aims to be destination of choice for testing

Elliott puts cost of Samsung deal at $7bn

Samsung C&T shareholders stand to lose $7bn if merger goes ahead

Fitbit: wearing it well, for now

Tech company offers impressive growth but the rating is stretched

Hotel du Vin group sold for £363m

Services apartments operator snaps up boutique hotel chain to expand its presence in Europe

Rémy rebounds as China recovers thirst

Spirits maker to boost dividends as margins expected to improve

US groups warn on Osborne’s ‘Google tax’

Companies reveal material impact on their finances of UK levy

EU carmakers warned China ‘cash cow dying’

Returns fall due to slowing economy, ownership limits and rising competition

Gap: not so fast

Strong peripheral brands can only do so much

Coty closes in on $12bn P&G beauty deal

Adding brands such as Olay and Wella would transform the group behind Rimmel

Audi joins brands hit by China sales drop

Cooling economy deters buyers of luxury vehicles

Europe spawns more tech ‘unicorns’

Past year saw creation of 13 companies valued over $1bn

Net-a-Porter notches up record sales

Results set to swell company’s valuation ahead of Yoox deal


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