Chitose Abe in London this month
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The Sacai sensation

It’s the label the fashion insiders are talking about. Meet the designer transforming the working wardrobe

From left: Rihanna; Veronika Heilbrunner; Olivia Palermo; Alexa Chung
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New denim directory

From ‘mom’ to ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’, the jean pool is getting bigger. Get the skinny on the latest styles

Victoria Beckham’s London store, designed by Farshid Moussavi

The art of retail

Designed by an architect and often ‘curated’, the modern boutique has become a gallery of desire

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The sludge report

In the era of coalition, the political tie is becoming more and more muddy coloured, says Charlie Porter

Raf Simons (seated right) in the studio, a still from ‘Dior and I’ (2014)
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The drama of a good fashion documentary

A new film, ‘Dior and I’, reveals the humanity at the heart of a major corporation

Elie Top necklace, price on request

Jewellery: geometry lessons

Simple and sleek, minimal modern pieces make for maximum impact

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Gingham: hip to be square

The most versatile of fabrics, checks can be City-boy smart or Sunday-school sweet. This season finds it at its sultriest best

The fairytale success of Swarovski

The brand’s association with films and fashion has put sparkle into sales

Julie de Libran on designing for Sonia Rykiel

The artistic director on her first collection for the label and why it has been the perfect homecoming

The walkways and luxury outlets of Bal Harbour Shops today

Bal Harbour Shops 50 years on

The chicest, most successful mall in America is celebrating its 50th year. But can the retail group keep up with the new kid on the block?

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