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    1. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Don't write off Chinese demand for luxury fashion

      Have the Chinese fallen out of love with luxury brands? The answer is a fairly emphatic no from UBS, which became the...

    2. January 18, 2016

      Gucci AW16 report Milan Menswear

      There’s a whole load of baloney being said right now about the speed of fashion. It’s usually when a designer leaves a...

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    1. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Goldman Sachs backs luxury despite China slowdown

      Shares in a number of luxury goods companies have been given a helping hand this morning after analysts at Goldman...

    2. December 30, 2015

      Makers’ marks

      It’s perhaps no surprise the slow folk arts of former generations are returning to fashion just as the revolutions of...

    3. November 20, 2015

      China’s rich no longer putting on the Ritz

      On a quiet afternoon this week, one female shopper was browsing through pricey handbags in Beijing’s largely empty Shin...

    4. October 23, 2015

      Raf Simons’ exit at Dior speaks to creative tensions of luxury

      If the luxury industry needed reminding of how fraught creative leadership can be at the world’s biggest fashion...

    5. October 23, 2015

      Kering: bags and shoes

      Should a luxury goods retailer be worth less because it also sells trainers? The valuation of Kering, the French group,...

    6. October 21, 2015

      Gucci sets out on quest for better times

      A freak rainstorm threatened to drench movie star guests including Salma Hayek and Dakota Johnson at the Gucci...

    7. October 12, 2015

      China slowdown weighs on Hong Kong luxury rents

      Rents in what were the world’s most expensive shopping streets have dropped by as much as 40 per cent as the impact of...

    8. September 25, 2015

      A new look for Gucci stores

      Here’s the situation. You have secured a powerful new job, replacing an ousted boss. Within five months, you have...

    9. September 24, 2015

      Fendi SS16 show report Milan Fashion Week

      “What I learnt from Silvia Fendi was an obsession with customisation, and a quirky attitude.” So said Alessandro...

    10. September 23, 2015

      Gucci SS16 show report Milan Fashion Week

      Want to know how sticky a brand is? Look at people’s feet. The trophy shoe is the best indicator by which to gauge a...

    11. September 18, 2015

      Shopping: Brooches

      Shopping: Brooches A new star accessory has emerged in store, this is the season of the old lady of the jewellery...

    12. September 11, 2015

      Talent flow reverses as luxury groups get serious about digital

      When luxury group LVMH announced earlier this month it was hiring Ian Rogers to head its digital strategy, the news...

    13. August 14, 2015

      Move over glamazons — here comes Gucci’s granny chic

      It all began with a woolly hat: a loosely knitted beanie, with a pom-pom on its top. The sort of hat one might...

    14. July 24, 2015

      Mad about Margot — the Tenenbaum effect

      With her cigarette, poker-straight bob, fur coat and kohl-rimmed aura of disaffection, it’s no surprise Margot...

    15. July 17, 2015

      High summer hit-list

      Sunset sunglasses Following on from the 1970s trend, the predictable logic of fashion welcomes the 1980s. Coloured...

    16. June 26, 2015

      Flower to the people

      Criticism as a commercial activity is increasingly out of favour. This autumn, for example, Condé Nast’s excellent...

    17. June 26, 2015

      Folk heroes

      Yes, we know. Folk, and its bedfellow bohemia, is a recurring fashion theme. But the old is new again in the...

    18. June 22, 2015

      Milan menswear SS16 Day 3

      Backstage, 40 minutes before the Gucci menswear show for spring/summer 16, new creative director Alessandro Michele...

    19. May 27, 2015

      Luxury goods lose gloss as consumer enthusiasm begins to wane

      Stellar growth appears to have gone out of fashion in the luxury goods industry. After a five-year run of soaring...

    20. May 17, 2015

      Kering sues Alibaba over sales of counterfeit goods

      Alibaba is being sued by the company behind luxury brands including Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, which alleges the...

    21. April 21, 2015

      Gucci ‘transition’ hurts Kering results

      A deep reorganisation at the heart of Gucci took its toll during the first quarter as sales at Kering’s flagship luxury...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Dries Van Noten — Paris Fashion Week AW15 show report

      And so to Paris, and a tiny shift in sartorial perspective as the fashion press commences the last circuit of the...

    23. February 27, 2015

      Etro — Milan Fashion Week AW15 show report

      “Attic chic”, the phrase coined by Alessandro Michele to describe his Gucci debut, has seemingly possessed designers in...

    24. February 25, 2015

      Gucci — Milan Fashion Week AW15 show report

      With a subtext of “beheadings” and betrayals as thrilling as any Renaissance drama, Gucci’s autumn/winter 2015 show was...

    25. February 17, 2015

      Gucci fails to bag sales growth

      Falling sales at Gucci in the final quarter of 2014 took the shine off results for luxury brand owner Kering — despite...

    26. February 12, 2015

      China’s changing tastes mean mixed fortunes for luxury brands

      New mood in China For Europe’s upmarket fashion and spirits brands, doing business in China in recent years has been...

    27. January 23, 2015

      Look sharp! Milan menswear report

      There are two ways to view the Milan menswear shows for autumn/winter 2015: the drama, or the clothes. Let’s focus on...

    28. January 21, 2015

      Gucci appoints Alessandro Michele as new creative director

      Gucci has appointed Alessandro Michele, its relatively unknown accessories designer, as creative director following the...

    29. December 12, 2014

      Kering and Gucci: Pinault noir

      There is no room for emotion in luxury, whatever the adverts suggest. It may be a fortnight before Christmas but...

    30. December 12, 2014

      Chief executive and creative director to leave Gucci

      Gucci, the Italian luxury goods brand, is parting company with its chief executive Patrizio di Marco and his partner,...

    31. December 12, 2014

      New Gucci chief Bizzarri viewed as a rising star

      Marco Bizzarri, named on Friday as the new chief executive of Gucci, has earned a reputation as one of the rising stars...

    32. December 12, 2014

      What went wrong for Gucci’s power couple?

      For a decade at Gucci, Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini had presided over one of the world’s best-known luxury...

    33. Material World

      December 12, 2014

      Kering announce Gucci shake up

      Change is in the air at Gucci. Power couple Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini are to leave the luxury brand in a...

    34. December 5, 2014

      That Seventies show

      Feeling groovy, again A deluge of headlines is about to hit our news feeds. “Dare to Wear Flares”, “Ten Short Cuts to...

    35. November 7, 2014

      It takes more than a tax rise to spoil Japan’s taste for luxury

      Japan’s hard luxury sector is optimistic: the market has experienced steady but certain growth after extended periods...

    36. November 3, 2014

      Hermès takes long view to feed China’s appetite for understated style

      Luxury goods were the currency of Chinese corruption for decades, until Beijing stepped in two years ago to block the...

    37. October 31, 2014

      Sanofi chairman to roll sleeves up again after chief’s departure

      When Serge Weinberg started as Sanofi chairman in 2010, the French pharmaceuticals company looked to be hitting its...

    38. October 23, 2014

      Gucci slowdown holds back Kering growth

      Sales at luxury brand Gucci were weaker than expected during the third quarter, dragging down otherwise resilient...

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