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    1. May 20, 2015

      Burberry: trench time

      Burberry’s signature products — quintessentially British trenchcoats and cashmere scarves — are particularly apt at the...

    2. May 8, 2015

      Seven exhibitions inaugurate Milan’s Prada Foundation

      Italy, unrivalled site of Old Master pilgrimage, came late to modern art and even later to embracing the contemporary. Peggy...

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    1. April 15, 2015

      Where China’s slowdown is hitting hardest

      Slower growth for China’s $10tn economy does not only pose a problem for policy makers in Beijing — it is reverberating...

    2. March 30, 2015

      Prada: not yet in the bag

      Prada’s share price moves can be as eye-catching as the Italian luxury group’s handbags. Its Hong Kong-listed shares...

    3. March 30, 2015

      Prada profits sink amid Asian and European sales slowdown

      Profits at Prada tumbled 28 per cent last year as sales took a hit in Europe and Asia-Pacific, prompting the luxury Italian...

    4. March 11, 2015

      Miu Miu — Paris Fashion Week AW15 show report

      It seemed appropriate, after a week of animal prints — from abstract and atonal at Dior to the zebra skins of sequins at...

    5. February 27, 2015

      Prada — Milan Fashion Week AW15 show report

      The Prada group announced a 1 per cent dip in sales on Monday (down to €3.55bn), with the most significant drop (nearly 2...

    6. February 23, 2015

      Prada: reasonable expectations

      Handbags and glad rags, as the 1960s song suggests, can be fickle masters. Leather goods specialist Prada knows this better...

    7. February 22, 2015

      Tough Asia conditions take toll on Prada

      Sales at Italian luxury group Prada fell in 2014 as market conditions in Asia gradually deteriorated in the second half of...

    8. January 18, 2015

      Milan Fashion Week: Menswear report 2

      At its best, Prada acts as a reset to zero. For autumn/winter 2015, Miuccia Prada sent out a collection that was hard and...

    9. December 28, 2014

      Corporate Review: A year to forget

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    10. December 23, 2014

      Food the new frontier for Italian luxury

      Christmas panettone crowd the copper counters of Pasticceria Marchesi, the 200-year-old Milanese coffee and cake house...

    11. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian consumer goods: luxury prices

      Luxury goods are dead. Long live luxury goods. As the sector frets about the decline of the Chinese consumer, Africa is the...

    12. December 5, 2014

      HK protests take shine off Prada numbers

      Italian fashion group Prada reported worse than expected third-quarter profits after being hit by the impact of the Hong...

    13. November 16, 2014

      China opens markets in Hong Kong-Shanghai deal

      China has taken another big step towards liberalising markets with plans to give individual Chinese investors greater...

    14. October 10, 2014

      Mounting global woes weigh on luxury industry

      Downturn for luxury goods Stellar growth appears to have gone out of fashion in the luxury goods industry. After several...

    15. October 3, 2014

      Trends from Paris Fashion Week

      Ever increasing circles Circles of all sizes appeared at the shows – in micro dots, eyelet details (Chloe), lacy...

    16. September 29, 2014

      Italy targets Prada chiefs in tax probe

      Italian authorities are investigating the personal finances of Prada’s co-chief executives, in the latest phase of a...

    17. September 19, 2014

      Prada shares fall out of fashion as consumer fears hit profits

      Luxury goods group Prada’s net profit fell 20 per cent in the first half of this year as the once fashion darling of the...

    18. August 15, 2014

      Power Dressing: Craig Robins, Dacra

      Craig Robins, 51, is chief executive and president of Dacra, a real estate development company. An avid art collector, the...

    19. June 27, 2014

      Milan spring/summer 2015 menswear shows

      Does anyone look to shows with an eye for trends any more? There was a time when designers dictated the colour of the season...

    20. June 23, 2014

      Milan Fashion Week: Menswear report 2

      What is normal in menswear? It is a question that Miuccia Prada brought sharply into focus with her stellar Spring/Summer...

    21. 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....

    22. June 6, 2014

      ‘Sexy’ Prada cannot escape luxury sector slowdown

      Despite being ranked one of the world’s “sexiest” brands in 2014 by BrandZ, Prada could not escape the slowdown hitting the...

    23. June 5, 2014

      Prada profits slide amid luxury brand fatigue

      A spending slowdown by Chinese tourists in Europe, coupled with exchange rate fluctuations, damped sales and profits in the...

    24. April 2, 2014

      Prada: hell in a handbag

      Prada is slowing down. The share price – down a fifth in the past year – has been telling us this. The forward...

    25. February 21, 2014

      Milan Fashion Week: The leap from catwalk to the street

      Kiev was burning and in Milan, Jeremy Scott made his debut at Moschino with a series of bad jokes. This is not the non...

    26. February 21, 2014

      Italian tax authorities set own fashion trend

      Another season, another Italian tax investigation. After Italy’s tax prosecutors last year secured a suspended prison...

    27. January 17, 2014

      Milan menswear shows lack energy

      It’s strange the things you suddenly remember from school. Here’s what popped into my head during this week’s Milan menswear...

    28. January 13, 2014

      Milan Fashion Week: Menswear runway report 2

      Miuccia Prada is often expected to pose questions with her shows; questions that are complex, elusive and have no immediate...

    29. January 12, 2014

      Milan Fashion Week: Menswear runway report 1

      Heritage is a popular word in menswear, usually applied to those brands currently dressing young men as if they spent their...

    30. December 20, 2013

      Prada’s profit rise misses expectations

      Prada reported a shallower than expected rise in third-quarter net profit to €133m as stronger sales in the US and Japan...

    31. November 22, 2013

      Fashion learns the art of film

      It’s about now that a film studio’s fancy turns to thoughts of awards. They need to get their Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe...

    32. November 1, 2013

      Cool check tailoring fit for the office

      When British actor Eddie Redmayne stepped up to collect his gong at this year’s GQ Men of the Year Awards he wasn’t wearing...

    33. Material World

      October 24, 2013

      After fashion, films, museums and art Prada takes on the printed word

      Miuccia Prada has always positioned her stylistic vision firmly at a crossroads where fashion both intersects – and...

    34. Material World

      October 24, 2013

      Jil Sander leaves Jil Sander -- for the third time: what now?

      Getty Images It never rains but it pours: just a week after the Burberry shake-up comes news that Jil Sander (left) is...

    35. September 19, 2013

      Milan enlists its ‘Team of Rivals’

      Milan’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, organisers of the city’s fashion week, has a new look – one borrowed from...

    36. September 18, 2013

      Gucci goes big for Milan Fashion Week

      London is not the only city that has suddenly woken up to the benefits associated with a thriving fashion industry and begun...

    37. September 17, 2013

      Prada sales hit by China slowdown

      Prada, Italy’s luxury goods powerhouse, said global sales were “softer” in the first weeks of September, and that it would...

    38. September 12, 2013

      BMW recognised as climate change champion

      Luxury carmaker BMW and four other large auto companies have been named climate change champions in one of the most closely...

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