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    1. June 23, 2016

      Kering’s François-Henri Pinault slaps down talk of Puma sale talk

      The head of Kering has slapped down persistent rumours that the French luxury group is preparing to sell athletics...

    2. June 23, 2016

      China graft purge will pay off, says Gucci’s François-Henri Pinault

      The sun is pouring through the window of François-Henri Pinault’s London office where the head of Kering, the lifestyle...

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    1. Watches and Jewellery

      We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the FT’s Watches & Jewellery report, covering eve...
    2. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

      The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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    1. June 2, 2016

      Show report: Gucci cruise 2017 at Westminster Abbey

      Gucci has done well by London. The British were quick to adopt the new aesthetic ushered in by creative director...

    2. June 2, 2016

      China’s homegrown jewellery brands have global glitter

      When it comes to luxury goods in China, “the future”, says Erwan Rambourg, “is female”. Mr Rambourg, who is global...

    3. May 3, 2016

      Emmanuel Gintzburger named CEO of Alexander McQueen

      Kering appointed Emmanuel Gintzburger as the new chief executive for Alexander McQueen on Tuesday as the French luxury...

    4. April 28, 2016

      Gucci cracks down on fakes for the dead

      Gucci is asking Hong Kong funeral shops to stop selling paper versions of the fashion house’s handbags to be burnt as...

    5. April 21, 2016

      Kering sales miss expectations as tourists cut back

      Kering has reported sales that came in below expectations, reflecting the challenges that luxury groups face against a...

    6. April 4, 2016

      YSL picks Anthony Vaccarello as creative director

      Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello has been chosen as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, with one of the world’s...

    7. April 1, 2016

      Slimane to cut a dash with departure from Yves Saint Laurent

      Hedi Slimane is to leave Yves Saint Laurent after four years as the fashion brand’s creative director, parent luxury...

    8. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Fashion churn: Yves Saint Laurent creative director to leave

      Hedi Slimane is to leave Yves Saint Laurent after four years as the fashion brand’s creative director, parent company...

    9. March 16, 2016

      Time is up for above-inflation price rises in the watch industry

      Utterances from the Swiss watch industry tend to be sugar-coated, which is why Georges Kern, chief executive of IWC...

    10. March 16, 2016

      Boucheron toes a fine line between intimacy and growth

      For the chief executive of a storied jewellery house, there is a fine balance to be struck between expanding your brand...

    11. March 2, 2016

      Maison Margiela AW16 show report Paris Fashion Week

      Paris Fashion Week has begun, and questions still hang over the industry as obstinately as the grey clouds that have...

    12. February 25, 2016

      Italians say slow down to faster fashion

      In Italy, the culture of slowly manufactured craftsmanship is as much a part of the national conversation as la dolce...

    13. February 24, 2016

      Gucci AW16 show report Milan Fashion Week

      A year since creative director Alessandro Michele unveiled his first womenswear collection for the Kering-owned house...

    14. February 19, 2016

      Gucci leads Kering’s stable of labels to overtake forecasts

      Kering benefited from vigorous sales during the last quarter of 2015 with strong performance of its Gucci and Yves...

    15. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Gucci revival helps luxury goods group Kering

      Results from Kering, the French luxury goods group behind brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and...

    16. February 5, 2016

      You’ve been framed

      Tomas Maier is not the sort of designer likely to embark on anything hastily or faddishly. No way. Take, for instance,...

    17. December 4, 2015

      Chanel’s Roman holiday

      The world gathered in Paris this week to try and secure a multilateral initiative on climate change. In Silicon Valley,...

    18. November 14, 2015

      Women watchmakers in a man’s world

      There is little doubt that the watch industry is predominantly a man’s world. This is not to say however, that there...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. July 31, 2015

      Balenciaga’s creative director Alexander Wang bows out

      Luxury and lifestyle goods group Kering is to part ways with Alexander Wang as creative director of its Balenciaga...

    24. July 26, 2015

      Patricia Barbizet, Christie’s: Loyal dealmaker comes to the fore

      It seems only natural that growing up in a home filled with paintings and sculpture, Patricia Barbizet should return to...

    25. June 5, 2015

      Antonio Calce: ‘I have a piece of gold in my hands’

      Considerable personnel moves among watch and jewellery companies were in evidence at Baselworld recently, but none was...

    26. 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...

    27. May 6, 2015

      Puma warns of hit from strong dollar

      Shares in Puma fell 7.2 per cent in early trading before regaining ground, after the world’s third largest sportswear...

    28. 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...

    29. March 30, 2015

      Yoox and Net-a-Porter confirm merger talks

      Online luxury retailers Yoox and Net-a-Porter are closing in on a deal to merge their operations, in the latest sign of...

    30. 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...

    31. February 16, 2015

      Puma asks for patience over turnround

      Puma, the German sports brand that sponsors sprinter Usain Bolt and last year signed pop star Rihanna as a creative...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. December 3, 2014

      Pinault loyalist Patricia Barbizet rises to top of Christie’s

      Talk about French business, and sooner or later the name of Patricia Barbizet crops up. Yet the person who on Tuesday...

    38. 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...

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