18ct white gold, diamond and vitreous locket, POA, Shaun Leane, 020 7493 9601; Venyx constellation coin, £5,500, venyxworld.com; Shaun Leane for Sam Taylor-Johnson 18ct white gold and diamond Tear Catcher ring, POA, Shaun Leane, as before; pendant, £21,500, Theo Fennell, theofennell.com; Midnight ring, £18,500, Theo Fennell, as before

How jewellery got (extremely) personal

From phials of sweat to tear-catchers and diamonds made from ashes, jewellery has never been so intimate

Retail therapy will not cure China’s ills

Slowing emerging market economies pose serious problems for luxury brands

Clockwise from top left: Ralph Moullet, Andre Wilson, Cameron Weiss, Yee Hui Chim

Tomorrow’s master craftsmen, today

Meet the next generation of artisans keeping the luxury industry’s heritage trades alive

Is the fashion industry in crisis?

The sector is in tumult as some brands cut the delay between the catwalk and the wardrobe

Instagram’s James Quarles
©Damien Maloney

Instagram rolls out carpet for fashion

The app’s business development head has unfiltered advice for maisons

Hong Kong confronted by changing tastes

Tourists from mainland China are becoming more sophisticated and demanding

Brunello Cucinelli
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Brunello Cucinelli on ‘humane capitalism’

His delicate cashmere jumpers come from a factory that reflects his worldview

Luxury brands combat global slowdown

Economic pressures call for chic solutions

Bailey under fire for dual role at Burberry

Investors warn tensions may come to a head at annual meeting

Richemont: time to spend it

The luxury goods manufacturer needs to return its cash pile to shareholders

Wise buys: the fashion buyers turned brands

Meet the designers who started out on the shop floor

Richemont destroys stock as sales fall

Cartier owner highlights stresses facing luxury sector

Burberry to cut costs as profits dip 7%

Chief says luxury sector remains ‘challenging’

Singapore takes on HK as China luxury hotspot

Hermès relaunches in city state in a bet on growth in SE Asia

Julianne Moore: Cannes’ green goddess

Emeralds worn by the actress this week were green in more ways than one. Eric Platt meets Cannes’ most dazzling crusader

Preview: Clerkenwell Design Week, London

The district’s history of old-world trades and density of creative businesses have given its design week the feel of a festival

Woman who inspired the Anna G corkscrew

Launched in 1994 by Alessi, its creator Alessandro Mendini based the curvaceous look on Anna Gili, a friend and fellow designer

Week in Review, May 7

Burberry, Europe’s airlines, ICE and LSE, UBS and Takata featured

Design classic: PK71 nesting tables

Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm’s tables, created in 1957, exemplify his partiality for unadorned, logical structures

Step change in design of adapted homes

Designers are starting to address the drab aesthetics of interiors created for people with limited mobility

Burberry looks to back up CEO

Luxury group considers new senior appointment after investor concerns

Bailey’s blurred role at Burberry

A chief executive who needs support is a CEO in trouble

Gintzburger to head Alexander McQueen

Appointment comes as fashion industry sees wave of high profile departures

Totes amazing

Big enough for a gym kit, simple enough for a suit, these man bags have it all

Design classic: the Rubik’s Cube

Created in 1974 by Erno Rubik, it took the Hungarian architecture professor more than a month to solve his own puzzle


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