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      Corporate Review: A year to forget

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    2. December 23, 2014

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    1. December 22, 2014

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. August 15, 2014

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    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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....

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. September 12, 2013

      BMW recognised as climate change champion

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    29. September 6, 2013

      Swarovski steps into world of film-making

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    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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