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  1. August 15, 2014

    The fashion case for mobile phone covers

    The wacky phone case made its catwalk debut at Jeremy Scott’s inaugural show for Moschino autumn/winter 2014. In keeping...

  2. July 4, 2014

    Paris spring/summer 2015 menswear shows

    At the Paris menswear shows for spring/summer 2015, barely anyone used the word “luxury”. For many seasons, luxury has been...

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  1. June 28, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 3

    Commerce or artistry? That was the central debate on the third day of the Paris menswear shows for spring/summer 2015. For...

  2. June 13, 2014

    Boom or hype? The truth about menswear

    It’s a simple question: how important is menswear to the main fashion labels? It seems timely, too, since this weekend sees...

  3. May 16, 2014

    Digitalised flower prints

    “Flowers always sell,” declared designer Christopher Kane after his show in February. However, what makes today’s...

  4. May 2, 2014

    Ball gowns make a comeback

    In a fashion volte-face from last year’s punk-inspired event, Monday’s Costume Institute ball at New York’s Metropolitan...

  5. April 4, 2014

    Is spring/summer’s nomad look right for you?

    What Fasten your seat belts for fashion’s whistle-stop world tour. From Zulu skirts to Navajo fringing, designers offered a...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Denim still at the cutting edge of fashion

    Eighty years have passed since Levi’s launched its female version of the blue jean and denim is still at the cutting edge of...

  7. March 21, 2014

    A fresh coat: men’s spring jackets

    It’s spring, which means that a young (or even not so young) man’s fancy turns to light jackets. Only recently, many men...

  8. March 14, 2014

    The sweatshirt’s rise to high fashion

    When Microsoft distributed a press photo of Satya Nadella, its incoming chief executive, last month, his outfit brought a...

  9. February 14, 2014

    Wool is now a yarn for all seasons

    Spring is approaching but wool, it seems, is fast becoming a yarn for all seasons – a fact embraced by men for whom frequent...

  10. January 24, 2014

    Autumn/winter 2014 menswear shows

    Often during the recent men’s shows for autumn/winter 2014, which finished with Saint Laurent last Sunday night, I thought...

  11. January 18, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Men’s, report 3

    This deep into the shows, you can start to wonder: what do men actually wear? Friday’s shows at the Paris menswear provided...

  12. January 17, 2014

    Ear cuffs make a big impact on the red carpet

    With the awards season under way, from the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend to the Oscars on March 2, there’s a new...

  13. January 10, 2014

    Meet the tastemakers of 2014

    The photographer: Olivia Bee Raised in the hipster haven of Portland, Oregon, 19-year-old Olivia Bee has become a buzz name....

  14. October 25, 2013

    Tokyo Fashion Week boosts Japanese designers

    As Japan undertakes its bold stimulus plan under its prime minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese fashion is getting a boost, too....

  15. October 25, 2013

    Dramatic looks for Halloween

    What? Cast a spell as Halloween beckons. Dark, mysterious and very seductive, this season’s most bewitching gothic looks are...

  16. October 4, 2013

    Perfumers take centre stage

    The latest behind-the-scenes fashion trend has nothing to do with hemlines or hot shades; instead, it is about staking a...

  17. Material World

    September 26, 2013

    The JW Anderson-Loewe deal and the shifting balance of power

    Getty Images On Wednesday, LVMH announced it had signed up YBD JW Anderson (aka Jonathan William Anderson, left) to be the...

  18. September 23, 2013

    Latin America: Designer labels on the rise

    Every week or so when Cozete Gomes visits the Cidade Jardim luxury shopping centre in São Paulo, the 40-year-old former...

  19. September 13, 2013

    Big sole sensations

    Strappy, pedicure-revealing sandals may be making news on the spring/summer 2014 runways and Sarah Jessica Parker may be...

  20. June 28, 2013

    Paris menswear show: runway report 3

    A cult following is the dream of fashion labels: a flock of customers who buy whatever is produced, no matter its worth....

  21. June 14, 2013

    The latest from resort 2014 ... and after the rain

    Just as pre-fall appears in stores, pre-spring (aka resort) appears on runways. But how to make sense of a season that spans...

  22. March 22, 2013

    Bold and beautiful menswear

    Eye-popping colour, graphic pattern and eclectic print – a description of Kaffe Fassett: A Life in Colour , the latest...

  23. March 4, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week – runway report 5

    Fashion is partly a clairvoyant’s game: looking six months to a year into the future and positing how women will want to...

  24. March 4, 2013

    Arnault’s right-hand man turns to Italy

    In Mario Puzo’s book, The Godfather, the lawyer, Tom Hagen, is an unofficial member of the “family” and a constant presence...

  25. February 15, 2013

    Head lines

    And so to London Fashion Week. The British Fashion Council on Friday celebrated millinery designers with Headonism, an...

  26. Material World

    February 12, 2013

    LVMH plays exec musical chairs, while Hermès plays happy sales tune

    Getty Images Two interesting developments today: Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced that Bulgari, less a chief...

  27. Material World

    January 21, 2013

    The fracturing of the fashion show system

    Getty Images It’s couture week in Paris; but we’re a show down on the schedule: Givenchy, which under Riccardo Tisci has...

  28. January 17, 2013

    Paris Menswear: day two

    Luxury doesn’t have to be about ostentation. Sure, it helps if the materials are fabulous, but what matters most is what is...

  29. Material World

    December 18, 2012

    Givenchy, Burberry, and marketing friends and family

    One of the biggest fashion trends of recent years has been the selling of a quasi-family-reality. Looking at the upcoming...

  30. Material World

    December 3, 2012

    Wang officially moves to Balenciaga, more than doubles workload

    So all the rumours were true and it’s official: Alexander Wang, the 28-year-old wunderkind pictured below (he turns 29 this...

  31. November 23, 2012

    Statement sweaters

    When Russian entrepreneur Dasha Zhukova appeared at Stella McCartney’s Paris show last month in a barely-there miniskirt...

  32. October 26, 2012

    The bewitching hour

    Fashion’s Halloween party: dress code “dark and dangerous”. Yes, goth is back but forget whey-faced, post-punk teenagers in...

  33. October 19, 2012

    The investment biker

    Is 35 too young for a midlife crisis? Perhaps not, writes David Hayes, if rapper and would-be fashion designer Kanye West is...

  34. October 7, 2012

    Third of Prada managers leave after IPO

    Prada the Italian luxury goods group, lost a third of its top managers in the nine months following its initial public...

  35. Material World

    July 24, 2012

    “Europe will be a luxury goods Disneyland”

    The above prediction for the future came from a meeting I had recently with James Carsellis, the entrepreneur behind the new...

  36. July 6, 2012

    Liberté, egalité ... transparency?

    Slideshow: Paris menswear Just as David Cameron’s Conservatives are hardly cosying up to Europe, so there was a certain...

  37. May 11, 2012

    Word on the suite

    Kanye West, the rap superstar and stranger to modesty (“I realise that my place and position in history is that I will go...

  38. March 13, 2012

    LVMH appoints new Givenchy CEO

    Givenchy, the French fashion house owned by LVMH, has announced a new chief executive officer poached from Italian arch...

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