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    The rise and rise of Indian fashion

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    Louis Vuitton temporary store at Dover Street Market

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  1. August 8, 2014

    Fashion’s autumn/winter 2014 ad campaigns

    Hemlines may once have been a cute way of monitoring the state of the economy – rather aptly, they are all over the place...

  2. Material World

    August 7, 2014

    Leonard Lauder's $1.1bn donation to the arts - and luxury's other big givers

    In October The Met will open its doors in New York on a showstopping new exhibition of works which, when given to the...

  3. Material World

    July 30, 2014

    Kering says Gucci will have a brighter second half

    Those ubiquitous double-G Gucci bags are not whirring retailers’ cash registers as they once used to. Sales at Gucci, the...

  4. July 28, 2014

    LinkedIn boss is wrong about poaching rivals’ employees

    In the 1970s you could buy a hippy-ish poster of a bird flying towards a lurid sunset, with the maxim: “If you love...

  5. July 27, 2014

    A head for Ferragamo footwear

    Palazzo Spini Feroni, the 13th-century headquarters of the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe dynasty, is a showstopper. Rich...

  6. July 25, 2014

    LVMH: lapse of luxury

    When management describes business as resilient, worry. The shares of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton fell 6 per cent on...

  7. July 25, 2014

    S&P 500 retreats from record high

    Friday 21:00 BST. US and European equities took a step back at the end of a week that saw Wall Street hit record highs as...

  8. July 24, 2014

    LVMH blames strong euro for profit hit

    LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury goods group by revenues, blamed a strong euro for a 5 per cent...

  9. Material World

    July 23, 2014

    Hermès headwinds and what they spell for the wider luxury industry

    Earlier this week Hermès’ womenswear designer Christophe Lemaire announced his impending exit from the ultra-luxe label to...

  10. July 21, 2014

    Tiffany chief Kowalski steps aside after 15 years at the helm

    Tiffany & Co chief executive Michael Kowalski has announced his retirement after 15 years at the helm of the US luxury...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. June 28, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: menswear report 2

    When Paris is at its best, its menswear shows boast of work with the clear hand of an individual rather than the consensus...

  14. June 22, 2014

    Luxury brands battle to stay in fashion in South Korea

    Kwak Ji-yoon, a 42-year-old South Korean housewife, used to be a loyal customer of Louis Vuitton but she does not buy LV...

  15. 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...

  16. June 13, 2014

    Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet brings luxury CV to Rémy Cointreau

    When Rémy Cointreau told the world this week that it was hiring Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet as chief executive, the share...

  17. Material World

    June 11, 2014

    Lost in translation: how language barriers might affect a luxury brand’s 'temperature'

    I read an interesting note to investors from the luxury analysts at Exane BNP Paribas last week, exploring the idea of...

  18. June 10, 2014

    Rémy Cointreau names new chief

    Rémy Cointreau has named a former L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton executive to head its management team, ending months of...

  19. June 8, 2014

    Prada: the shoe has dropped

    How to dress up poor results? Prada says its first quarter was about quality of sales, not quantity. Not a good look....

  20. June 6, 2014

    Mexico’s buzz driven by brand-crazy customers

    For shoppers seeking glamour in Mexico City, it does not get much better than Avenida Presidente Masaryk, home to a stretch...

  21. June 6, 2014

    Zenith sacrifices self-reliance to underpin growth

    In light of the watch industry’s continued obsession with in-house production strategies, Zenith’s announcement at...

  22. June 6, 2014

    Interview: Stéphane Linder, chief executive, TAG Heuer

    Stéphane Linder has never been short of ideas. When Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer’s long-serving chief executive, wanted...

  23. May 30, 2014

    Designer fashion as investment purchases

    The term “investment purchase” was a favourite of glossy magazines and luxury brands during the recent recession – and it...

  24. May 29, 2014

    Apple: fashion fruit

    You do not have to like Beats. You do not have to like Apple buying Beats for $3bn. As a shareholder, you do not even need...

  25. Material World

    May 28, 2014

    Thomas Tait wins the LVMH Young Designer Prize

    After months of hype and incessant drum-rolling, the recipient of the inaugural LVMH Young Designer Prize was announced in...

  26. May 26, 2014

    The Puig family’s scents of adventure

    Even after generations of experience, launching a perfume is a high-risk enterprise. The difference between success and...

  27. May 20, 2014

    Treasury Wine: the wrath of grapes

    A fine name with a good heritage, although recent vintages have had a sour aftertaste. Still, poor tasting notes have not...

  28. May 11, 2014

    Traditional luxury markets benefit as China slows

    After five years of rapid growth driven by voracious Chinese demand, the luxury industry is experiencing a cold blast of...

  29. May 11, 2014

    Kering’s Marco Bizzarri has the billion-euro touch

    In April, Francois Henri Pinault, head of French luxury group Kering, confirmed months of rumours about a shake up in the...

  30. Material World

    May 9, 2014

    News that mattered this week: Charles James revival, Julien Dossena closes Atto and Chopard buys hotel

    While we were all distracted this week by the twin red-carpet tsunamis of the Met Ball and the Dior Cruise extravaganza,...

  31. May 9, 2014

    Handbags: a shift of gear for Mercedes-Benz and Bentley

    Fierce competition between car industry titans, racing to win the hearts and minds of their traditionally male-heavy...

  32. Material World

    May 8, 2014

    Dior Cruise: clothes, consumers and concept

      Getty Images And so that extended and amorphous season known as Cruise or Pre-fall – you know, the clothes that go on sale...

  33. FT Tech Hub

    May 7, 2014

    Online shopping with Chinese characteristics

    Alibaba, which filed for its US IPO on Tuesday, is frequently called the Amazon or eBay of China. But while there may be...

  34. Material World

    May 6, 2014

    China vs North America: did luxury freak out too soon?

    All the hoo-has recently over North America retaking China as the source of luxury growth may be greatly exaggerated—at...

  35. Material World

    May 2, 2014

    Celine’s Phoebe Philo attempts to single-handedly change the fashion cycle

    Celine Next week begins the pre-spring season, starting with Dior in NYC, followed by Chanel in Dubai, Louis Vuitton in...

  36. Material World

    April 24, 2014

    Kering's first quarter results are in - and there are some big changes afoot

    The fashion industry is rooted in constant, cyclical evolution. Nowhere is this truer than at major player Kering, where...

  37. Material World

    April 23, 2014

    Louis Vuitton changes the celebrity spokesperson calculation - chooses Davos men!

        Fred Kihn Louis Vuitton is unveiling a new group of celebrity “ambassadors” on Wednesday via their website, and it’s not...

  38. Material World

    April 15, 2014

    Fashion’s next big family-run acquisition target?

      Getty Images Maud Lescroart, the CMO of Sophie Hallett, the family-run French lacemaker that seems to supply – well,...

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