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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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