Ermengildo Zegna at his NY store
©Pascal Perich

Zegna tailors strategy for China

Italian luxury menswear brand adapts to new tastes with made-to-measure sportswear

Carlyle sketches big returns from art

Athena Art Finance launches with $280m in equity capital

Models in Hermes at Paris Fashion Week SS16

Hermès SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski dressed down classic Hermès looks — cue lots of sneakers

Models in Celine SS16 at Paris Fashion Week

Céline SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week

A stunning SS16 at Céline was an elegant balance of delicate and duty

Looks from the Spring Summer 2016 Isabel Marant Parish Fashion Week show

Isabel Marant SS16 show report Paris Fashion Week

Fashion’s global magpie delivers a wardrobe that retains a girlish joie de vivre

Milan Fashion Week trends

Nautical, radical skirt suits, 1980s leather and capes — key themes that emerged from Milan’s catwalks

Graff Diamonds
©Tom Sullam Photography 2011

The secret world of private shopping

The hidden VIP salons and suites of luxury stores is where the real shopping happens

Bond Street and the changing face of retail

How one thoroughfare tells the story of the retail revolution

When the (sun) damage is already done

Treatment for pigmentation, whether hormonal, genetic or sun-induced, now tops the anti-ageing charts

Floor spread of painted and dyed cotton, made in Golconda c1630

Textiles and the fabric of Indian society

The links between cloth production and the country’s history are laid bare at London’s V&A Museum

Remaking Marc Jacobs

Pleasure and pain — or just pain? Marc Jacobs on the emotional business of reshaping his brand

Ralph Lauren recruit on a brand new stage

Larsson to bring mass market expertise to luxury group

Ralph Lauren on the importance of a name

Brand protection maxim holds true

Ex-Luxottica head to prime Eataly for IPO

Food emporia chief looks to double revenues within next two years

Marni SS16 show report Milan Fashion Week

An island trip with a dancehall flavour, Marni takes it easy

Versace SS16 show report Milan Fashion Week

Camouflage suits, military drill and lions head details — Versace roars ahead

Jewellery that dazzled across the decades

In her new book, Carol Woolton picks five era-defining pieces

London Fashion Week trends

Polka dots, ruffles, peekaboo shoulders and slips are the four key themes that emerged from London’s catwalks

Inside Gucci’s new vision

Designer Alessandro Michele is revamping Gucci’s stores, and its fortunes. He talks to Jo Ellison

Design classic: Dualit toaster

Shaped like a loaf of bread, the gadget designed in the 1950s has become a staple of fashionable living

Robert Kime’s stately pleasure domes

The interior decorator’s taste is changeless, timeless and unlike anything else

Moschino SS16 show report Milan Fashion Week

Ridiculous and rather charming, Jeremy Scott’s ‘construction couture’ raised a smile

Prada SS16 show report Milan Fashion Week

A typically wilful look for SS16, but the Prada woman was missing her essential sensuality

Vertu credits Apple for luxury tech boost

Smartphone maker says market for high-end products has widened

Tod’s chief rules out sale

Founder says shoe brand Roger Vivier could be sold


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