The shore thing

Creating great ‘beach hair’ is no holiday. Kathleen Baird-Murray reveals how to release your inner surf-goddess

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Alexander Wang attends the SpongeBob SquarePants themed, 41st birthday party for Pharrell Williams at Bikini Bottom at Cipriani Wall Street on April 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Balenciaga’s creative director bows out

Owner Kering says Wang is leaving fashion house for own brand

Kathleen Baird-Murray

Best feet forward

Beauty’s great leveller — feet sort the 360-degree groomers from the rest of us

French skincare products

Crème de la crème

For the best skincare, French women head for the pharmacy

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

British singer calls for end to association amid cruelty claims

Scottish actor Sean Connery pictured sitting in the back of motor launch wearing blue shorts, white towel and scuba mask with French actress Claudine Auger during production of the James Bond film 'Thunderball' in the Bahamas in 1965.
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In the swim

Want to wear the most stylish swimming trunks this summer? Take a tip from Sean Connery in ‘Thunderball’

Swim shorts

Shopping: the five best men’s swim shorts

Short, svelte and stylish, swim shorts to take you from the surf to the lunch table

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Mad about Margot

Fashion — and art — is having a Wes Anderson moment

The queen of haute jewellery

Dior jewellery designer, Victoire de Castallane brings a child’s greedy wonder to her fantastical creations

High jewellery pieces

Six fabulous pieces

Beautiful, bright and dazzlingly expensive, we look at the hottest rocks at the high jewellery collections

Nikkei to buy FT Group for £844m

Japanese group trumps rival interest from Germany’s Axel Springer

Carmakers turn to digital prototypes

Costly vehicle mock-ups are set to become rarer

Coca-Cola says turnround plan on track

Improved US performance helps counter tough overseas markets

Japan will gain from Toshiba’s humiliation

The country’s slow progress in corporate reform offers investors an opportunity

High summer hit-list

From the hottest shades to the coolest games, strike all the right notes this season with a little help from Harriet Quick

Lucy Kellaway samples collagen cocktails

Can you drink your worry lines away?

The studio that dressed America

Trail-blazing New York firm Creators Studios opens its archives

New York menswear SS16 round-up

The city finally has a dedicated men’s fashion week. But does it compete? Charlie Porter reports

Grexit: How to dress for a eurodrama

What did the costumes of the eurozoners tell us about their role in the event?

Couture report

Starring laser-sintered tweed, silverised sables, jumbo cord and a hop sack: the collections were a hybrid of high and humble

Eileen Ford: the original super-agent

As a model, Penelope Tree felt her wrath first hand. But a new book has her in awe of her one-time boss

Menswear: how to wear summer shorts

Ditching the trousers is easy. It’s getting the footwear right that’s tricky, says Charlie Porter

Going grey with grace

Would abandoning the tyranny of the three-week root touch-up really be so dreadful?

PE firms embrace Italian fashion revival

Buyout groups have shrugged off past failures and developed a taste for smaller, independent names

Uber to set up $50m Hyderabad office

India base set to be company’s first non-US service centre

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