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  1. September 18, 2014

    Milan Fashion Week: Day 2

    “What I like personally about this collection is that there is no reference to the 1970s. I think there’s been enough,”...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Paris couture autumn/winter 2014

    Paris couture shows autumn/winter 2014 There was a clear message from the couture shows in Paris this season: that despite a...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    July 8, 2014

    Karl Lagerfeld's Haute Couture collection

    Philippe Wojazer/Reuters Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Haute Couture...

  2. Material World

    May 28, 2014

    Thomas Tait wins the LVMH Young Designer Prize

    After months of hype and incessant drum-rolling, the recipient of the inaugural LVMH Young Designer Prize was announced in...

  3. Material World

    April 14, 2014

    Assessing the Alexander Wang/H&M collaboration

      Getty Images So Alexander Wang, left, is the latest runway designer to team up with H&M in their high/low limited-edition...

  4. Material World

    April 9, 2014

    With Karl Lagerfeld investment, PVH’s masstige strategy takes shape

      Getty Images The news that PVH has bought an undisclosed minority stake in Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand (otherwise...

  5. 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...

  6. Material World

    March 17, 2014

    L'Wren Scott, fashion designer, dead at 49

    L’Wren Scott, the celebrated American fashion designer, has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, police...

  7. March 7, 2014

    From fashion photographers to lifestyle brands

    By timely coincidence, two very different photographic happenings took place in Paris this month, events that neatly...

  8. Material World

    March 4, 2014

    The J Crew/Fast Retailing rumours: cherchez l’amitié

    Getty Images It’s interesting, in all the breathless reports about Fast Retailing’s maybe-possibly-hope-so acquisition of J...

  9. February 19, 2014

    Platée, Theater an der Wien, Vienna – review

    Rameau’s swamp goddess is the Miss Piggy of the baroque. The ultimate fashion victim, she is unshakeably convinced of her...

  10. February 14, 2014

    Wool is now a yarn for all seasons

    Spring is approaching but wool, it seems, is fast becoming a yarn for all seasons – a fact embraced by men for whom frequent...

  11. December 22, 2013

    Diana Vishneva: On the Edge, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Monaco – review

    Diana Vishneva’s career is similar to that of Sylvie Guillem. One of just a few ballet superstars in her generation, the...

  12. December 20, 2013

    Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show in Dallas, Texas

    Picture this: 900 Texas socialites mixing with British It girls and glamazon models. Throw in some old convertibles, a...

  13. December 13, 2013

    What fashion adds to the tech world

    Pity the poor fashion editor. Life is so confusing these days. Half the time I am wading through Christmas presents and...

  14. November 22, 2013

    Fashion learns the art of film

    It’s about now that a film studio’s fancy turns to thoughts of awards. They need to get their Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe...

  15. October 18, 2013

    Designers embrace Steiff bear’s faux fur

    For shoppers seeking comfort in the winter, what could be cosier than wrapping up in the stuff of the original teddy bear?...

  16. October 18, 2013

    Chain bags are big this season

    I know women. Give them chains. Women adore chains,” said Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel, of the 2.55 bag, featuring a...

  17. October 4, 2013

    Short cuts: Paris, snorkelling in Antarctica, and Shenzhen

    Monte Carlo The talk of last week’s Monaco Yacht Show was the cool €1m a week that Moran Yachts is asking for a week’s...

  18. October 1, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week: Pull-push of classic-modern mash-up

    For years, Bernadette Chirac, wife of Jacques Chirac, a former French president, and Danielle Mitterrand, wife of François...

  19. September 19, 2013

    Sparse pickings for power women at Milan Fashion Week

    What happened to the power woman? She has, apparently, left Italy and emigrated to Germany, the United States and Brazil....

  20. September 13, 2013

    Big sole sensations

    Strappy, pedicure-revealing sandals may be making news on the spring/summer 2014 runways and Sarah Jessica Parker may be...

  21. Material World

    July 26, 2013

    Dolce & Gabbana: the movie

    Getty Images Forget reality TV; nothing has been more mesmerising than the Dolce & Gabbana soap opera of summer. First they...

  22. Material World

    July 23, 2013

    Colombia reclaims favourite son: Haider Ackermann is thin end of the wedge

    If ever there was an event that highlighted the complicated politics of fashion nationality in a global world, it was...

  23. July 5, 2013

    Couture vs culture

    It’s too bad EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht wasn’t at the couture shows last week. It would have given him lots of...

  24. Material World

    May 6, 2013

    Fur on the rise with global warming; seasons on the wane

    Interesting news today that fur sales are at “a record high”, especially in the Far East: Korea, China, and so on. Karl...

  25. May 3, 2013

    Punky pins and needles

    With his mix of sparkle and safetypins, neon and spikes and pearls, Tom Binns has been challenging jewellery conventions for...

  26. 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...

  27. March 5, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week – runway report 6

    What happens when someone – a big, important, global, heritage brand – sends a major “up yours” to fashion? When a designer...

  28. March 1, 2013

    Bangs on trend: the fringe

    When Michelle Obama unveiled her “49th-birthday cut” earlier this year – a thick, blunt fringe – it provoked an e-storm of...

  29. February 15, 2013

    Head lines

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

  30. Material World

    February 6, 2013

    Marc Jacobs signs with Diet Coke and why Dell should care

    Marc Jacobs. Getty images The post I wrote about the fashionisation of life? Well, today comes the news that stubbly...

  31. Material World

    January 29, 2013

    Fendi to restore Rome's Trevi fountain

    Getty Images Diego Della Valle, the chairman of Tod’s, has been making a big ruckus lately about the need for Italian brands...

  32. January 25, 2013

    Vote couture

    Though the French didn’t like it, there was an ironic symmetry to the fact that British prime minister David Cameron’s...

  33. January 25, 2013

    Chic creator who shunned ostentation

    In 1940, the 14-year-old Andrée Putman emptied her bedroom in her parents’ bourgeois Parisian home, removing “all the...

  34. December 28, 2012

    Follicly fabulous

    What? Who knew the abominable snowman was a trendsetter? Yet out of the mountainous wilds of Nepalese legend has come...

  35. Material World

    October 29, 2012

    High-fashion a risk for JCP?

    The Ron Johnson changes at JC Penney continue apace. Apple’s ex-retail guru has been notoriously overhauling the US high...

  36. October 5, 2012

    All the fun of the fare

    It is thirsty, hungry work, flitting from stall to stall, talking, standing, perhaps pondering an extravagant purchase – and...

  37. October 2, 2012

    Paris Fashion Week: day six

    And so the long-awaited moment finally came. The heavens (OK, some side doors at the Grand Palais) opened, the hordes...

  38. September 13, 2012

    Phoenix rising

    In a world that is in love with minimalist steel and glass, who needs ormolu and marquetry? Who wants the grand goût...

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