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    1. Material World

      January 16, 2015

      Dior launches at Dover Street Market

      Dior today took up a season-long residency at Dover Street Market, in London. The new 14 square metre Dior space, situated...

    2. Material World

      December 17, 2014

      Chris Moore: a retrospective

      British fashion veteran Chris Moore is the subject of a new retrospective exhibition at Duke Street Emporium: the concept...

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      Bright spots are emerging as a result of macroeconomic and social change. The focus is...
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    1. Material World

      December 2, 2014

      British Fashion Awards winners announced

      Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and Nicholas Ghesquiere were among other designers honoured at last night’s British Fashion...

    2. November 28, 2014

      FT’s Christmas gift guide puts my gender in doubt

      Sir, Your Gifts Guide of November 22 has put my gender in doubt. Five of the “Gifts for him” have immediate appeal for me...

    3. October 1, 2014

      Paris Fashion Week: Day 8

      In a purpose-built black box within the sail-like swells of Frank Gehry’s new Fondation Louis Vuitton, we awaited Nicolas...

    4. September 24, 2014

      New York City Ballet premieres, Lincoln Center, New York – review

      New York City Ballet has paired choreographers with couturiers every autumn for the past three years, but only with this...

    5. August 29, 2014

      The catwalk as theatre

      The curtain is about to rise on a new season of fashion shows and with them comes a trend for the theatrical. The...

    6. June 6, 2014

      Foyles’ new flagship bookstore in London

      Charing Cross Road used to be built as much from books as it was from bricks. Outside almost every shop were barrows and ad...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. April 11, 2014

      Are men’s shirt collars an economic indicator?

      Collars and dollars Style watchers are likely to be familiar with that barometer of economic strength known as the hemline...

    10. February 21, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Dries Van Noten

      By all rights, designer Dries Van Noten could be excused for being a bit grand. We meet a few days after his wildly...

    11. Material World

      February 21, 2014

      Rebekah Brooks dresses to take the stand

        Getty Images Rebekah Brooks has finally taken the stand to speak for herself in the British phone hacking trial, now...

    12. Material World

      February 17, 2014

      Bafta scorecard: which fashion brand won the night?

      Getty Images Yes, it’s that time again: the time to tally up the celebs to find out which-brand-won-the-red-carpet! I mean,...

    13. Material World

      January 29, 2014

      Michelle Obama's Azzedine Alaïa: a fashion challenge at the State of the Union

      Getty Images Michelle Obama did something on Tuesday night at the State of the Union address she had never done before – in...

    14. January 8, 2014

      London Collections: Men, report 2

      At fashion shows, the focus is meant to be on what is finished: the completed looks that have taken months of toil to...

    15. January 3, 2014

      Tailor Carlo Brandelli brings his distinctive style back to London’s Savile Row

      What does bespoke actually mean to people?” Carlo Brandelli is sitting in George, a private members’ club in London’s...

    16. December 6, 2013

      What guests wore at the glittering Bal des Débutantes in Paris

      The starting gun on the glittering calendar of festive galas and parties in Paris is arguably the biggest and most curious...

    17. Material World

      December 2, 2013

      Amazon sidles into high fashion via Zappos and André Leon Talley

      Getty Images Despite its amazing Black Friday results, which further enshrine it as a go-to store for consumer goods, Amazon...

    18. November 22, 2013

      Isabella Blow’s military coat

      My favourite piece in the Isabella Blow collection at Somerset House is an Alexander McQueen black frock coat with gold...

    19. November 15, 2013

      ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ fashion

      The Hunger Games trilogy may have begun as a tween/teen phenomenon but the next film instalment, Catching Fire, which opens...

    20. November 15, 2013

      Patchwork designs for men

      Prince Charles has always been a polished dresser but when the heir to the British throne stepped out in the summer not once...

    21. November 1, 2013

      Why tartan is back on the catwalk

      Fashion doesn’t get much more Scottish than model Stella Tennant, prowling through the ruins of Linlithgow Palace in West...

    22. October 25, 2013

      Dramatic looks for Halloween

      What? Cast a spell as Halloween beckons. Dark, mysterious and very seductive, this season’s most bewitching gothic looks are...

    23. October 11, 2013

      Frieze Masters shifts balance between twin art fairs

      The tie-up between art and fashion – always a close relationship – has a new link in its chain this week in London....

    24. Material World

      September 26, 2013

      The JW Anderson-Loewe deal and the shifting balance of power

      Getty Images On Wednesday, LVMH announced it had signed up YBD JW Anderson (aka Jonathan William Anderson, left) to be the...

    25. September 20, 2013

      Biker jackets: this season’s most wanted style

      Designers have always had a thing for life in the fast lane. So it should come as no surprise that Gucci creative director...

    26. Material World

      September 20, 2013

      LVMH acquires Nicholas Kirkwood; raises stakes in young designer game

      Take that Kering. You have a hot young British designer? Now WE have a hot young British designer. Getty Images Today LVMH...

    27. Material World

      September 18, 2013

      The biggest Fashion Week trend: supporting young designers

      Anyone else think this is a halcyon time for young designers? I mean, first the big luxury groups make their first...

    28. Material World

      September 6, 2013

      Kering invests in another fresh name: Joseph Altuzarra

      Getty Images How nice, as fashion week begins, to see a new brand getting some money. Today Kering, the French luxury group...

    29. August 30, 2013

      The thread of all things

      Adam Jones’s magic sweater is but the latest example of fabric innovation to make a mark on the fashion scene. Textile...

    30. 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...

    31. August 16, 2013

      Nick Waplington remembers Alexander McQueen

      In all the myths that have grown up and paeans that have been sung since the suicide of the designer Lee Alexander McQueen...

    32. Material World

      August 8, 2013

      Racism in fashion: where is the C-suite?

      Fashion month is fast approaching – the NY shows start (gulp) on Sept 5 (which is also Rosh Hashanah, but let’s just not go...

    33. Material World

      July 15, 2013

      Will the royal baby really be good for fashion? Possibly not.

      Getty Images As the royal babywatch enters what are presumably its final days (or even hours) I admit: I cannot wait for the...

    34. June 28, 2013

      Hive mentality

      They came in swarms to Westminster, some clad in traditional beekeeping suits and veils, others dressed as striped militant...

    35. June 18, 2013

      London menswear show: runway report 2

      If anyone is still sceptical about the need for a third menswear city, aka the year-old London men’s shows, I have two words...

    36. June 14, 2013

      London calling

      The new men’s catwalk season begins in London this weekend under the banner London Collections: Men (“LC:M”). It kicks off...

    37. June 2, 2013

      Online retailing: Assertive luxury groups act to make their mark on the virtual world

      From buying in franchises to reinforcing their stamp on their online presence, luxury groups are asserting control of their...

    38. Material World

      May 24, 2013

      Making sense of 'accessible' luxury

      Getty Images The other day I was talking to Geraldo da Conceicao, Sonia Rykiel’s new creative director, about his plans for...

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