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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. September 6, 2013

    Swarovski steps into world of film-making

    When the lights dim and the credits roll on the cinematic premiere of the “21st century re-imagining” of Shakespeare’s Romeo...

  21. July 8, 2013

    Italians refuse to sail in opening race of America’s Cup regatta

    The 34th America’s Cup challenger series started bizarrely in San Francisco on Sunday with one team racing itself in the...

  22. June 30, 2013

    Paris menswear show: runway report 4

    At menswear shows, as in all businesses, it’s not just the clothes you’re observing. It’s also the sense of clarity – or, in...

  23. June 24, 2013

    Milan menswear show: runway report 2

    In a season where the lack of business tailoring is becoming something of an issue, trust Miuccia Prada to take the opposite...

  24. June 14, 2013

    Luxury goods: less comfortable

    Is there the merest hint of urgency behind that veneer of calm? It would be no surprise if staff at luxury goods stores are...

  25. June 11, 2013

    Prada to focus on cost control as sales and profit growth slows

    Prada, the Milanese luxury goods group, reported slowing profits and sales in the first quarter of this year, and said it...

  26. April 5, 2013

    Prada: not so shiny

    It is fashion, darling. That is supposed to explain why luxury goods company shares command such high multiples. Italy’s...

  27. February 22, 2013

    Milan Fashion Week: runway report 3

    “Of course I thought about it,” said Miuccia Prada backstage after her show. “How could you not? But then I thought: there’s...

  28. February 19, 2013

    Prada sales climb 29% in a year

    Italian luxury goods group Prada has reported a 29 per cent increase in full-year revenue for 2012, thanks to an aggressive...

  29. February 1, 2013

    LVMH: all that glitters

    Champagne. Watches. Handbags. Perfume. What else is there, really? LVMH sells them all, giving investors access to the whole...

  30. January 30, 2013

    Luxottica posts record sales

    Luxottica recorded its highest ever earnings in 2012 as the world’s biggest premium eyewear manufacturer capitalised on...

  31. January 14, 2013

    Milan Menswear: day two

    Reality is a word not that often heard at Prada. But the menswear show that Miuccia Prada sent out in Milan on Sunday night...

  32. January 3, 2013

    China’s anti-corruption drive is a sideshow

    The exchange of gifts in China has been subdued this year-end, an acknowledgment that, at least for the time being, it is...

  33. December 17, 2012

    Hong Kong loses IPO crown

    Hong Kong’s crown as IPO capital of the world has slipped. After three years of topping the global rankings for initial...

  34. December 6, 2012

    Sales surge lifts Prada earnings 50%

    Italian luxury goods group Prada has reported a 50 per cent increase in earnings in the nine months to September compared...

  35. November 30, 2012

    Tight belts take edge off Italian luxury

    For the well-heeled Milanese woman, there is a new must-visit shopping destination – the city's grimy southern industrial...

  36. November 30, 2012

    Luxury goods – mind the valuation gap

    Is it worth it? Is it really worth it? Yes, the material used in that handbag/scarf/pair of shoes might be that little bit...

  37. November 28, 2012

    Post-crisis flaws to blame for IPO slump

    If you want to know whether capitalism is alive and kicking, watch company share launches. Initial public offerings allow...

  38. November 17, 2012

    Differences narrow as MSCI defends its patch

    Once a year, investors and analysts in the United Arab Emirates engage in what has almost become a ritual for the local...

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