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  1. FT Photo Diary

    September 27, 2013

    Trouble over Louboutins

    Jonas Roosens/AFP/Getty Anke Van Dermeersch, a Belgian senator for the far-right Vlaams Belang party, arrives at court on...

  2. August 2, 2013

    Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington and more on perfect summers

    Mira Nair, film-maker How are you spending the summer? I’m spending the summer at our home in Kampala, weaning myself off my...

  1. May 24, 2013

    Have I got nude shoes for you?

    Nude is the new black, at least when it comes to shoes this summer. Thanks to the combination of red-carpet style and the...

  2. September 14, 2012

    The ‘Dallas’ decade is back

    As a new version of the classic 1980s TV series Dallas comes to the UK, the decade that spawned it is back on the catwalks....

  3. September 7, 2012

    Crazy feet

    The only shoe dilemma faced by many men used to be deciding between black or brown but now, eye-catching footwear is opening...

  4. September 5, 2012

    Louboutin wins red soles trademark battle

    French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has won the right to trademark protection of his distinctive red soles in a US...

  5. August 17, 2012

    Witness the fitness

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte, whose Jeremy Scott for Adidas trainers were something of a sideshow during the recent Olympic...

  6. June 29, 2012

    Creative heights

    Surrealism may be in the air, thanks to the revival of the house of Schiaparelli, which opens its historic doors on Place...

  7. June 8, 2012

    Bright sparks

    If there’s one trend that’s guaranteed to stop traffic this summer, it’s neon. The colour of high visibility vests,...

  8. April 27, 2012

    Shoes on show

    It’s 20 years since Christian Louboutin’s red soles and towering heels turned shoes into fetish objects seen on the feet of...

  9. 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...

  10. January 5, 2012

    Russians boost sales at Selfridges

    Spending by Russians reached record levels at Selfridges, the London department store owned by Galen Weston, in the run-up...

  11. 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...

  12. December 9, 2011

    Manolos with your mojito?

    On a recent Friday night in New York, the partying in a trendy downtown hotel room started early. By 8.30pm, about 75 guests...

  13. Material World

    August 18, 2011

    Fashion; red in tooth and claw?

    Image by Getty Shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s continuing legal fight to protect his signature red soles from imitators...

  14. July 29, 2011

    Power dressing: Melania Trump

    Melania Trump is the Slovenian-born former model and the wife of real estate magnate Donald Trump. In 2010, she launched her...

  15. July 1, 2011

    Power dressing: Lucy Walker

    Lucy Walker is an Academy Award-nominated British-born film documentary director based in London, New York and LA. Her...

  16. June 23, 2011

    Emerging markets: luxury goes local

    It’s all about the label: a model at the Diane von Furstenberg spring 2011 fashion show in New York (right) and a Deola...

  17. June 3, 2011

    Old cachet, new money

    An Old Park Lane penthouse that once belonged to Alan Sugar London’s Mayfair district evokes images of 1920s and 30s...

  18. February 12, 2011

    Crotch-popping agony all over again

    From Ms Jane Reed. Sir, So “The body is back” (Style, Life & Arts, February 5-6). Is it? Just as we women are beginning to...

  19. January 14, 2011

    Back in brogue

    Forget new year, new look. Fashion photographer Nick Knight wears the same thing to his studio every day: white tailored...

  20. October 22, 2010

    King of swing

    For someone who has built an empire on shoes, Christian Louboutin spends an awful lot of time with his feet off the ground....

  21. September 24, 2010

    Female shoe designers in London

    A new breed of female shoe designers is emerging in London to challenge established names such as Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo...

  22. June 19, 2010

    Ramadan and tax fears drive early summer sales

    Many retailers have launched their summer sales about a week earlier than last year, amid concerns over the effect of...

  23. June 18, 2010

    Ramadan and tax fears drive early sales

    Many retailers have launched their summer sales about a week earlier than last year, amid concerns over the effect of...

  24. June 14, 2010

    Brazil: Rising incomes create an expanding market

    With abundant images of favelas and urban violence it is easy to see Brazil as a poor country. But that is only half the...

  25. May 14, 2010

    David Lynch’s new film for Christian Dior

    Stills from the Lady Dior film collaboration between David Lynch and Christian Dior, starring French actress Marion...

  26. February 23, 2010

    Polymath board

    Among the diverse collection of board members at acquisitive global oil services group Schlumberger, Nottingham Forest...

  27. December 23, 2009

    Hotels develop their own designer boutiques

    Luxury resorts are fast becoming one of the best places to satisfy an interest in exclusive retail since a clutch of...

  28. December 12, 2009

    Correction: "Eat Drink and be Merry"

    * In "Eat Drink and be Merry" (Life & Arts, December 5) Christian Louboutin's gift box should have been described as a...

  29. November 28, 2009

    On Show

    Design takes over Miami Hosted in the historic 1920s and 1930s buildings of the city’s design district, Design Miami brings...

  30. February 14, 2009

    Growing up fast

    Here's one for the psychiatrist's chair: high-fashion Barbie dolls, diamond-encrusted Hello Kitty characters, Karl...

  31. February 14, 2009

    Adult nostalgia for childhood brands

    Here’s one for the psychiatrist’s chair: high-fashion Barbie dolls, diamond-encrusted Hello Kitty characters, Karl Lagerfeld...

  32. December 13, 2008

    Gift guide: Accessories

    In the fifth of our seasonal gift guides, Lucie Muir offers a selection of favourite accessories. Click here for guides to...

  33. November 22, 2008

    Feets of construction

    Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, John Lobb and George Cleverly - these may be hallowed names in the world of shoe-...

  34. November 22, 2008

    Architects turn to shoe design

    Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, John Lobb and George Cleverly – these may be hallowed names in the world of...

  35. July 12, 2008

    Thinking inside the box

    The architectural practice 212box takes its name from the idea that launched it. The “box” was a steel and glass structure,...

  36. June 28, 2008

    Tuning up to the beat of the summer sandal

    Here it comes. You can't miss it. It's the sound of summer in the city - a quiet noise that gradually, over the course of a...

  37. June 28, 2008

    Tuning up to the beat of the summer sandal

    Here it comes. You can’t miss it. It’s the sound of summer in the city – a quiet noise that gradually, over the course of a...

  38. May 24, 2008

    'I can get taxis whenever I need'

    So there Gwyneth Paltrow was, at the Iron Man premieres in London, Berlin and Los Angeles, exploding from her...

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