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    1. September 23, 2015

      London Fashion Week round-up

      On the surface, this has been a great year for British fashion. Christopher Kane, Erdem, Simone Rocha and, at last,...

    2. September 21, 2015

      Christopher Kane SS16 show report London Fashion Week

      “We’ve had a hard year,” said Christopher Kane of his “crash and repair” SS16 collection, which examined both physical...

    1. March 27, 2015

      New denim directory

      One need only look at the front rows of the autumn winter shows to know that jeans are now part of our everyday...

    2. March 27, 2015

      The fine art of retail

      An aesthetic war is being waged in stores, with fashion’s leading luxury brands battling to lure and seduce consumers...

    3. February 25, 2015

      Jo Ellison’s London Fashion Week round-up

      Rather like a pushy mother trying to promote her youngest, inexplicably single son at a wedding, there is a tendency...

    4. February 23, 2015

      Christopher Kane — London Fashion Week AW15 show report

      In his show notes Christopher Kane announced he wanted “a feeling of attraction and sensuality” in his AW15 collection:...

    5. 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...

    6. Material World

      October 22, 2014

      Three to the crowd: the critical timing behind Kering's new slew of CEOs

      Kering clearly believes in the power of three. Tuesday held no less than three high profile CEO announcements from the...

    7. September 17, 2014

      London Fashion Week round-up

      If you were looking hard enough, then perhaps there were buried references to the Scottish referendum at London Fashion...

    8. September 16, 2014

      London Fashion Week: Day 4

      Trust Tom Ford to help bring sexy back to fashion week. He and Christopher Kane, that is. With its rock chick vibe and...

    9. September 15, 2014

      London Fashion Week: Day 4

      Where would the British wardrobe be without its Scottish accent? Arguably, it is the clothes of a Caledonian extraction...

    10. Material World

      August 27, 2014

      Will LVMH buy a stake in Proenza Schouler? Three key takeaways

      The luxury M&A rumour mill has gone into overdrive yet again amid reports that LVMH is looking to acquire a minority...

    11. June 17, 2014

      London Collections: Men, report 2

      The second day of menswear in London has all been about branding, both how to define it, and how to exploit it. Indeed...

    12. May 16, 2014

      Digitalised flower prints

      “Flowers always sell,” declared designer Christopher Kane after his show in February. However, what makes today’s...

    13. February 21, 2014

      London autumn/winter 2014 womenswear trends

      London autumn/winter 2014 womenswear The middle way Blame the popular British period TV dramas Downton Abbey and Call...

    14. February 19, 2014

      London Fashion Week: The new luxury comes with a fresh twist

      With catwalks dripping with fox fur, mother of pearl beading, laser cut velvet and glitter duchesse satin from a Swiss...

    15. February 18, 2014

      London Fashion Week: Runway report 4

      Do not be fooled by the artsy crafty, slightly homespun element to the Burberry show, with its bohemian carpet bags and...

    16. 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...

    17. Material World

      November 19, 2013

      Kering’s JV with Tomas Maier, and the growing power of the designer

      Getty Images In yet another sign that the balance of power between designers and the brands and groups that employ them...

    18. Material World

      November 5, 2013

      The fashion world has a funding problem: reading the Ghesquière tea leaves

      Having now spent an entire evening mulling over Nicolas Ghesquière’s move to Louis Vuitton – OMG! Time to think! Such a...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. September 17, 2013

      London Fashion Week: Day 4

      For a clearer picture of the fourth day of shows at London Fashion Week let’s start at the end – or the evening, to be...

    23. September 15, 2013

      London Fashion Week: Day 2

      The most eagerly anticipated shows of the second day of London Fashion Week highlighted two very different approaches...

    24. 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...

    25. Material World

      June 25, 2013

      Coach poaches Stuart Vevers from LVMH: what now?

      So yet another Brit has landed atop a fashion brand, adding fuel to the idea that London is having a moment not seen...

    26. June 21, 2013

      London lets loose

      Menswear is a simple beast. Everyone says the shows are more relaxed than women’s, the people friendlier. Menswear is...

    27. Material World

      June 11, 2013

      Emma Hill to Coach? And other designer questions

        Getty Image The resignation of creative director Emma Hill(that’s her, far left, with Maggie Gyllenhaal) from...

    28. April 26, 2013

      The world’s most important fashion prizes

      The oldest resort town on the French Riviera, Hyères, might be best known as a holiday destination. But this week it...

    29. Material World

      March 22, 2013

      Private Equity strikes again in Italy: Neo Capital buys Valextra

      Yet another small Italian family-run fashion firm has been snapped up by an outsider: Today NEO Capital, the...

    30. February 20, 2013

      London Fashion Week hits PR jackpot

      George Osborne’s austerity cuts are only just beginning to bite and the UK economy may be on the brink of dropping in...

    31. February 19, 2013

      London Fashion Week: Day 4

      What happens when all your wishes come true? “I had to get it all out,” said Christopher Kane backstage after his first...

    32. Material World

      January 30, 2013

      How social media is changing fashion acquisitions

      The other day a man who is in the process of buying a famous fashion trademark, Mainbocher, with interesting plans for...

    33. January 18, 2013

      Carmakers’ promises cheer investors

      Optimism from the chief executives of Fiat and Renault overshadowed disappointing data revealing European car sales...

    34. January 15, 2013

      Milan Menswear: day four

      Milan’s menswear this season has felt like a blip rather than a bang. It’s especially the case on the final day, with...

    35. January 15, 2013

      PPR to control Christopher Kane brand

      PPR, the French luxury and sports lifestyle group, has bought a 51 per cent stake in British fashion house Christopher...

    36. Material World

      January 15, 2013

      Christopher Kane stake purchase: PPR positions itself as the go-to group for new talent

      Getty Images It doesn’t rain but it pours! Following Swatch’s purchase of Harry Winston, PPR has announced it has...

    37. December 13, 2012

      PPR on watch for luxury ‘reinforcements’

      PPR is considering using cash generated by the sale of its retail assets for more luxury “reinforcements”, says chief...

    38. December 7, 2012

      The appeal of true Brit

      The news last week that Alexander Wang would be Balenciaga’s new creative director had the fashion world all a-twitter...

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