Tom Ford
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Tom Ford hits Hollywood

The designer’s west coast AW15 show reflects LA’s new status as a fashion hub


The dawn of man: New York men’s fashion week

Designers showed a new confidence on the catwalk with their sophisticated and commercial collections

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Brocade: the golden thread

From Byzantine boudoirs and Tudor palaces to the modern catwalk, the fabric exerts a sumptuous appeal

From left: Proenza Schouler; Victoria Beckham; Marc Jacobs

Jo Ellison’s NYFW round-up

Instagram celebrities — and a little cold weather couture — dominated the shows in New York

From left: Ralph Lauren; DKNY; Edun; Derek Lam

Key themes from the AW15 shows in New York

Emerging trends: light, bright and opulently furry


In gala town, the gown still rules

Demand for eveningwear ‘growing bigger every day’

Poor skiing season hits Sports Direct

Total group sales growth at retailer slows to just 2.6%

Rolls-Royce gears up to launch 4x4

Entering SUV market would be major departure for luxury carmaker

Singer Pixie Lott models Pandora's ring range

Pandora’s jewellery earnings charm market

Shares in manufacturer and retailer rise 18% on strong results

Natalia Vodianova
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The unstoppable Natalia Vodianova

The marathon-running model has conquered the fashion industry and raised £30m for her foundation. But she’s only getting started

Go flamenco

Designers have long been seduced by the ruffly Spanish dress. Dance critic Louise Levene unfolds its charms

Moon boots come in from the cold

Monogrammed, neon, furry or classic, the après-ski icon is back on terra firma. Lucie Muir charts its origins

How to kickstart a new label

With more than $1.5bn pledged for 78,000 projects, no wonder fashion hopefuls are flocking to the crowdfunding site

Luxury brands at whim of China’s tastes

In the face of newfound temperance some groups are faring better

Carbon fibre set for greater use in cars

Material that is much lighter than steel boosts fuel efficiency

Hermès Birkin bag weathers luxury storms

Sales growth ebbs amid ‘economic, geopolitical and monetary uncertainties’

Christie’s boosts online collection service

Auction house in $16m deal for Collectrium platform

European turnround helps Renault

Strong appeal of carmaker’s Dacia brand offset falling Russian sales

Bitter times for French haute cuisine

Competition knocks the home of Michelin off throne of good food

Chinese go on buying spree in Europe

Foreign direct investment across continent at record high in 2014

New Look chief says retailer ready for IPO

Budget fashion group reports strong Christmas

Tui Group curbs winter losses

Strong hotel and cruise businesses help fuel operating profit

The joy of suds

Bathtime is increasingly under threat as more of us opt for the power shower. Time to remember one of life’s greatest luxuries

New make-up maestros

Young, bold and brilliant with a brush: four major appointments in the beauty industry are set to transform the way we look. Kathleen Baird-Murray puts names to the facemakers

Russian fashion revolution

Meet the Moscow designers transforming the Russian fashion industry — and the international red carpet


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