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  1. September 9, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Day 5

    Day five began with an announcement: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is to deliver a second heir unto the British nation....

  2. August 8, 2014

    Dungarees make a fashion statement

    Prince George may have often been photographed in dungarees but this does raise the question: should you be wearing the same...

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  1. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

    The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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  1. May 21, 2014

    Christopher Bailey declares no change to Burberry strategy

    New Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey took the stage at the company’s annual results and promised: “I will lead...

  2. Material World

    April 28, 2014

    Lunch with Grace Coddington: Out-takes

      Getty Images It is rare to have lunch with someone who is so quotable it’s impossible to include all their zingers in a...

  3. March 21, 2014

    Denim still at the cutting edge of fashion

    Eighty years have passed since Levi’s launched its female version of the blue jean and denim is still at the cutting edge of...

  4. February 11, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Runway report 6

    For all the talk about the End of Seasons, and the need to make clothes for every possible climate at every possible time...

  5. January 3, 2014

    Sweet sensations

    There are many unfathomable mysteries about the beauty industry, from “How many undiscovered miracle skincare ingredients...

  6. 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...

  7. September 10, 2013

    New York Fashion Week: runway report 3

    On Tuesday New Yorkers go to the polls to vote in the mayoral primaries and on Monday, day four of Fashion Week, it was hard...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Material World

    April 15, 2013

    From Fendi to Hermes: how fashion pushes your furniture buttons

    The Salone del Mobile, aka the Milan Furniture Fair closed on Sunday, and with it Milano Moda Design, the side event created...

  12. February 15, 2013

    Head lines

    And so to London Fashion Week. The British Fashion Council on Friday celebrated millinery designers with Headonism, an...

  13. February 12, 2013

    New York: runway report three

    Generational change, papal and otherwise, was a conversational accessory on Monday of New York Fashion Week. The industry is...

  14. October 26, 2012

    At home: Donna Karan

    When you walk into Donna Karan’s New York apartment, the first thing to greet you is the heady smell of essential oils. It...

  15. Material World

    October 25, 2012

    US fashion brands lagging in emerging markets

    There’s a really interesting study out today from the Digital Luxury Group. Researchers looked at data from more than 31m...

  16. September 11, 2012

    New York Fashion Week: day four

    Andy Murray may have been whacking the ball at Novak Djokovic on his way to winning his first US Open title on Monday in...

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    May 7, 2012

    Luxottica stays in vogue in EM

    Despite jitters about slowing growth in China and Brazil, emerging markets remain a good place to be for luxury goods...

  18. March 16, 2012

    A busy day, but what was achieved?

    More than a century after a million people joined the very first International Women’s Day rallies, the European...

  19. 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...

  20. February 10, 2012

    The social catwalk

    As the fashion flock descends on New York City, they will be welcomed by cultural mavens suggesting they fill their free...

  21. October 14, 2011

    Straight and narrow

    All hail the revival of the pencil skirt – a trend that saw office-friendly hemlines on the knee or just below outnumber the...

  22. Material World

    October 3, 2011

    Truth and Reconciliation Commission spawns a luxury brand

    One of the more interesting additions to the Paris Fashion Week schedule came courtesy not of any big group, but rather a...

  23. May 14, 2011

    Power dressing: Dr Patricia Wexler

    Dr Patricia Wexler is a Manhattan-based cosmetic dermatologist. She is also an associate clinical professor for the Mount...

  24. April 22, 2011

    Woman in the News: Angela Ahrendts

    Last Tuesday, when Burberry’s share price hit a record high of £12.15, Angela Ahrendts, its 50-year-old chief executive, was...

  25. February 4, 2011

    The return of the bodysuit

    Hugged: Designs, from left, by MaxMara, Chloé, Lanvin, Salvatore Ferragamo and Giambattista Valli It began with Lanvin. Out...

  26. December 10, 2010

    A woman’s touch is in the bag

    Emma Hill, Mulberry Amid Mulberry’s recession-defying profits, if a shareholder were to look for a downside at the...

  27. Material World

    December 9, 2010

    Donna Karan rebrands Casual Friday as women's wear story

    Donna Karan casual pre-fall line Today Donna Karan showed her first full “Casual Pre-fall” line: a bunch of “everyday”...

  28. November 16, 2010

    13. Angela Ahrendts

    This profile is part of the FT’s 2010 Women at the Top ranking of 50 prominent businesswomen around the world. 13. Angela...

  29. November 3, 2010

    Hermès chiefs warn off Arnault

    Grand designs: Hermès wants the French stock market regulator to investigate how LVMH managed to acquire two-thirds of the...

  30. October 1, 2010

    Inspired women, uplifting times

    The best women, I was told this week, are like each other’s Wonderbras – a constant support, always helping each other look...

  31. September 16, 2010

    Burberry zipper

    Burberry boss Angela Ahrendts has rewarded the man who put the zip into the men's wear business, elevating fair-haired...

  32. September 11, 2010

    US fashion world’s new creative direction

    Vision: Donna Karan, a Parsons alum, critiques students in the 1980s As New York fashion week’s catwalk collections take...

  33. August 14, 2010

    Gatsby’s getaway

    The beach at Southampton It is the evening of July 10, and a party tent has been erected to form a dome over 40ft trees. The...

  34. May 21, 2010

    Long-strap bags

    Long-strap bags on the catwalk at, from left, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Tory Burch Carla Bruni-Sarkozy may be...

  35. May 7, 2010

    Calvin Klein, John Galliano and me

    Joan Burstein The London boutique Browns, sophisticated go-to store for original international design, is celebrating its...

  36. March 20, 2010

    Turkey as a fashion hub

    Turkish label Gizia at Istanbul fashion week The Mod-inspired suits are fashionably cropped and double-breasted, the shirts...

  37. March 9, 2010

    The new red carpet economy

    On Sunday evening, the Oscars’ red carpet was dripping with predictably glamorous fare: Penelope Cruz in a purple duchess...

  38. March 9, 2010

    The new red carpet economy

    On Sunday evening, the Oscars' red carpet was dripping with predictably glamorous fare: Penelope Cruz in a purple duchess...

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