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    1. November 28, 2014

      Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci: the goth Samaritan

      Riccardo Tisci is sitting at a table in the parquet-floored showrooms of Givenchy in Paris, contemplating his upcoming...

    2. November 21, 2014

      Rainwear to keep the grey away

      Inclement and unpredictable weather – horizontal rain, wind, drizzle, damp – can lead to challenging times in the style...

    1. September 30, 2014

      Paris Fashion Week: Day 6

      First cowbells at Céline, then dirndls at Givenchy: is fashion having a Sound of Music moment? Of course, this being...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. May 16, 2014

      Digitalised flower prints

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

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. February 15, 2013

      Head lines

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. November 23, 2012

      Statement sweaters

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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