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    1. Material World

      February 19, 2014

      Ralph Lauren joins the rush to luxury

      Getty Images In yet another indication that high-end fashion brands see growth opportunities in charging ever-further...

    2. Material World

      January 15, 2014

      François-Henri Pinault puts his money where his mobile is via Square

      Getty Images There’s an interesting note on François-Henri Pinault’s official bio page on the Kering website.Aafter a the...

    1. December 13, 2013

      What fashion adds to the tech world

      Pity the poor fashion editor. Life is so confusing these days. Half the time I am wading through Christmas presents and...

    2. Material World

      August 27, 2013

      Should Apple make a cheaper iPhone? Fashion has the answer

      Seems to me the big question hovering over Apple and Tim Cook – it is or is it not a good idea for them to introduce a...

    3. August 19, 2013

      Fashion cents and sensibility

      When New York Fashion Week comes to town in the first week of September, a cadre of young designers will host exclusive...

    4. Material World

      July 30, 2013

      The colour wars: PINK vs Pink

      Getty Images After the Louboutin vs YSL tangle over the use of red soles on shoes, we have Thomas Pink vs Victoria’s Secret...

    5. June 24, 2013

      Milan menswear show: runway report 1

      Day one of the Milan S/S ‘14 menswear shows was marked by big drama and big brands, beginning with the return of Stefano...

    6. March 5, 2013

      Yoox proves resilience of luxury goods

      Federico Marchetti, founder and chief executive of Yoox.com, the global internet retailer behind many top luxury brands, is...

    7. January 21, 2013

      Paris Menswear: day five

      It’s like he never went away. Six years after he quit Dior Homme, Hedi Slimane returned to menswear by presenting at Saint...

    8. Material World

      January 8, 2013

      From the sole: the YSL/Louboutin effect

      Shoes by Nina Ricci. Image by Vanessa Friedman It seems the YSL/Christian Louboutin red sole suit has had some unexpected...

    9. November 28, 2012

      Le Monde hit by sudden death of editor

      Erik Izraelewicz, executive editor of Le Monde and one of France’s most prominent journalists, has died suddenly at the age...

    10. Material World

      November 27, 2012

      Is there method in YSL's executive whine

      Image by Getty What’s up with YSL these days? Following designer Hedi Slimane’s embarrassing tweet rant at the New York...

    11. October 19, 2012

      The investment biker

      Is 35 too young for a midlife crisis? Perhaps not, writes David Hayes, if rapper and would-be fashion designer Kanye West is...

    12. October 2, 2012

      Paris Fashion Week: day six

      And so the long-awaited moment finally came. The heavens (OK, some side doors at the Grand Palais) opened, the hordes...

    13. September 7, 2012

      At the double

      At the New York menswear shows this week, expectations are high for one style in particular: the double-breasted jacket....

    14. September 4, 2012

      Zegna hires former YSL creative director

      Ermenegildo Zegna Group, the Italian luxury fashion house, announced the appointment of Stefano Pilati as head of design for...

    15. August 31, 2012

      Season to taste

      Won’t it look orange?” In the spirit of showing rather than telling, I am at the hair salon to test the season’s new looks,...

    16. July 26, 2012

      Emerging markets buy into luxury

      Emerging market appetites for high-end handbags, fashionwear, champagne and cognac appeared to be holding up in the first...

    17. Material World

      May 16, 2012

      Next generation brands

      What high-end brands do those unpredictable but desirable, virtually-enabled, live-life-on-Facebook twentysomethings...

    18. March 30, 2012

      Pale and interesting

      It began this time last year, during awards season. At the Golden Globes, among the legions of actresses and starlets baring...

    19. March 1, 2012

      Wig and gown in vogue on the catwalk

      Behind the scenes during a fashion week, it’s not just models, designers and their production teams working frantically...

    20. February 29, 2012

      Paris Fashion Week

      The FT’s fashion editor Vanessa Friedman reports from the front row at Paris Fashion Week. Brands and designers whose...

    21. February 24, 2012

      On the green carpet

      Oscar dresses are usually associated with metres of tulle or swathes of silk, but this season some unexpected fabrics are...

    22. February 10, 2012

      Lines of beauty

      It is no coincidence that just as New York fashion week ends and London fashion week begins the Courtauld Gallery will...

    23. January 6, 2012

      Notes of extravagance

      “Are the flowers real?” I ask, my senses assaulted by banks of what seems like hundreds of peonies and irises, sticks of...

    24. December 16, 2011

      Red hot

      Of all the fashion clichés, one of the most difficult to dislodge is that Christmas equals red. Whether thanks to holly...

    25. December 2, 2011

      Window wonderland

      Come December, the term “window shopping” takes on new meaning as boutiques put their creative might into an unspoken...

    26. November 11, 2011

      The haute bohémienne with an innate approach to fashion

      A friend recalled this week how she met Loulou de la Falaise one day in the 1970s when London was swinging. “It was so long...

    27. October 5, 2011

      Chloé deals with the real

      Today marks the close of the Conservative party conference in the UK, and David Cameron’s last chance to rouse the party...

    28. September 16, 2011

      A muse at the museum

      There have been many museum exhibitions about great fashion designers, from Yves Saint Laurent to the recent record-breaking...

    29. September 9, 2011

      Join the dots

      What? Move over stripes, there’s another pattern in town. The favoured motif of Minnie Mouse, Pierrot clowns, Ginger Rogers...

    30. July 29, 2011

      Gucci and YSL sales aid PPR recovery

      Strong sales at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent highlighted the recovery in the global luxury goods business as PPR, the French...

    31. July 11, 2011

      Obituary: Roland Petit

      Roland Petit, French choreographer, dancer and producer, died in Geneva on Sunday morning. He was 87 years old. Petit’s...

    32. July 8, 2011

      All the young dudes

      The 1970s are a style decade that many would rather forget yet also one that contemporary fashion designers seem to adore....

    33. June 17, 2011

      Men get shorter

      There is an economic truism that the shorter the skirt, the better the times, but is this true for the male equivalent:...

    34. June 7, 2011

      Ten Questions - Emmanuelle Vidal-Delagneau

      Emmanuelle Vidal-Delagneau: “I have always dreamt of setting up my own business” Emmanuelle Vidal-Delagneau is a qualified...

    35. May 27, 2011

      Collecting special: Designs on the market

      Applied Art. Not so long ago, that was what design was called. Twenty years ago the auction houses periodically held sales...

    36. April 29, 2011

      Kitbag: laptop and tablet cases

      Nancy Gonzalez A glossy crocodile laptop case lined in grey suede; matching iPhone case is available. £1,730,...

    37. March 2, 2011

      Stars are only part of the enterprise

      When creative stars explode, they do so with a more spectacular bang than the average sufferer from a midlife crisis....

    38. March 1, 2011

      Goodbye Galliano

      Fashion has long traded on the idea of the wild and dangerous creative genius. Think Yves Saint Laurent, designing beautiful...

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