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      September 17, 2014

      Can fashion fix the paradox of wearable tech?

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      Ball gowns make a comeback

      In a fashion volte-face from last year’s punk-inspired event, Monday’s Costume Institute ball at New York’s Metropolitan...

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    1. Material World

      February 14, 2014

      Bill de Blasio's unfulfilled promise at NY Fashion Week

      Getty Images Much joy, rapture and relief greeted new mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement to the fashion world at the end of...

    2. February 10, 2014

      New York: Runway report 3

      Pity the poor New York fashion designer. They have to compete against not just each other for attention this week, but...

    3. Material World

      January 30, 2014

      The most creative business people in fashion: guess who!

      Getty Images Oh, yay! Another list! The Fast Company 1000 is out, a list of the 1,000 “most creative people in business”,...

    4. January 10, 2014

      Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress turns 40

      The wrap dress turns 40 Michael Wilkinson, costume designer for the film ‘American Hustle’ I was gathering research images...

    5. September 27, 2013

      In conversation: when fashion meets design

      How architecture inspires fashion Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta meets architect Toshiko Mori Design, set, match Fashion...

    6. September 22, 2013

      Do we hug? Kiss? Shake hands? Bow? We need to be told

      Last week I was in Singapore giving a talk organised by a German bank to an audience of mainly Asian women. Though I was...

    7. Material World

      September 13, 2013

      Race on the Runway: a report card

      Getty Images Given the diversity debate that raged during New York Fashion Week – and which is making its way over the ocean...

    8. September 9, 2013

      New York Fashion Week: runway report 2

      This season, it seems like there are exponentially more street style snappers camped outside the shows and Lincoln Center...

    9. July 19, 2013

      Battle dress: an interview with Christiane Amanpour

      Christiane Amanpour is the chief international correspondent for CNN, host of an eponymous interview programme, and is also...

    10. July 19, 2013

      Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

      It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

    11. June 28, 2013

      Billion dollar babies

      Now that the countdown has begun to the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date, the end of fashion bump-watch is nigh. But...

    12. June 14, 2013

      The latest from resort 2014 ... and after the rain

      Just as pre-fall appears in stores, pre-spring (aka resort) appears on runways. But how to make sense of a season that spans...

    13. Material World

      June 7, 2013

      John Galliano's most shocking revelation

      John Galliano’s First Big Interview since his fall (OMG! OMG!) for alleged anti-Semitic remarks uttered while under the...

    14. May 31, 2013

      Sea change for swimwear

      Fashion has spent the past few seasons in love with surf culture, borrowing wetsuit neoprene for everything from cocktail...

    15. 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 also...

    16. April 25, 2013

      Tel Aviv designers: Israeli melting pot has forged international style

      Against a backdrop of high gold prices, a host of fashion jewellery designers in Tel Aviv – a city arguably better known for...

    17. Material World

      April 22, 2013

      Galliano at Parsons: school explains, students respond

      The official Parson’s statement about the rationale behind hiring John Galliano to teach a masterclass, scheduled for...

    18. March 6, 2013

      Shangpin taps China’s fashion eshoppers

      From the streets of London and Paris to the flagships of Fifth Avenue and the futuristic malls of Hong Kong and Shanghai,...

    19. Material World

      November 12, 2012

      Wardrobe-recycling trend picks up royal steam

      Getty images This is shaping up to be a trend. Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge wore a Diane Von Furstenberg coat – double...

    20. October 4, 2012

      I have seen the future and it’s worn

      Scottevest Fleece 7.0Rating: 4/5 Last month Google Glass, the internet-connected headwear being developed by Google, made an...

    21. Material World

      September 10, 2012

      Tale of princess inspires NY Fashion

      Today’s fashion consumer welcomes global design references, says Diane von Furstenberg. The fashion designer talks at New...

    22. September 10, 2012

      New York Fashion Week: the first three days

      There was a certain ironic symmetry to the fact New York Fashion Week began just after the Democratic convention ended last...

    23. Material World

      September 10, 2012

      Google Glass and DVF in a NY Fashion Week Moment

      My favourite fashion week moment so far, three days into the start of the New York collections, has to be Diane von...

    24. Material World

      August 3, 2012

      Obama vs Romney: fashion's choice

      Allow me to toot our own horn here for a moment, and note there’s a very interesting piece today in the FT  by my colleague...

    25. April 27, 2012

      The view from the top

      Diane von Furstenberg – designer, women’s rights activist, icon – has a life that lends itself to metaphor. This she knows....

    26. March 30, 2012

      ‘I am having a flashback!’

      Diane von Furstenberg, 65, invented the wrap dress in 1974 at the age of 27; in 1983 she sold her company, later moving to...

    27. February 13, 2012

      New York Fashion Week

      In the first of their daily reports from the front row, the FT’s Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton report from the...

    28. 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...

    29. Material World

      December 19, 2011

      Bernard Arnault to the rescue?

      Here is a Christmas wish, courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg, who issued it during a conversation with me on Friday: Bernard...

    30. Material World

      October 11, 2011

      Is fashion global or local?

      It may have been sunny outside in New York and parts of Europe for the past week, but behind the fashion scenes it was...

    31. September 26, 2011

      Chelsea Clinton joins the board of IAC

      Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the former US president, has joined the board of IAC, the digital media conglomerate, according...

    32. September 9, 2011

      Chic to sheet

      Homeware collections change with the seasons, colour trends are transported from catwalks on to cushions and fashion-branded...

    33. 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...

    34. Material World

      September 6, 2011

      Talking points for the fashion season

      Summer is over and it’s back to school! Which, in New York at least, always happens to coincide with back to fashion week!...

    35. July 29, 2011

      Sea monsters

      The other Kate’s wedding this summer was – of course – Moss’s. And without such intense media scrutiny as her namesake or...

    36. July 15, 2011

      Flying colours

      From boxy blazers to synthetic shirts that emit more static crackle than an airport tannoy, many of the air stewardesses...

    37. 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...

    38. Material World

      June 24, 2011

      Sneak peek at Kate Middleton's US wardrobe

      The Duchess of Cambridge -- Getty Images Wardrobe diplomacy, aka the practice of a national leader (or leading...

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