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    1. Material World

      October 3, 2014

      Fashion Week Beauty: Six Big Trends

      Dolce & Gabbana SS15  © Catwalking From crimson lips, to acid-bright eyes, to oil-slick hair, here are the biggest trends...

    2. FT Tech Hub

      September 30, 2014

      Apple Watch pops up at Paris Fashion Week

      Apple is making a big splash in Europe this week. On the same day the European Commission published the initial findings of...

    Special Reports

    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. September 10, 2014

      New York Fashion Week: Day 6

      The Mulleavy sisters, Kate and Laura, are teasingly imaginative storytellers. Their quixotic design ethic pulls at all sorts...

    2. Material World

      August 22, 2014

      Fashion’s redhead renaissance

      Natalie Westling, Parabal Gurung Autumn Winter 2014 The future’s red. Fresh from being the focus of a dedicated shoot in...

    3. May 30, 2014

      Guide to summer sandals

      Finally, the time to bare a little more sole is upon us, as blue skies tempt us into summer sandals. This season, there is,...

    4. 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...

    5. May 16, 2014

      Why floral prints – with an unsettling twist – are blossoming

      What: Everything’s coming up roses – and peonies and orchids and tulips and primroses. Yes, there’s a veritable seed...

    6. May 9, 2014

      The Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art 30 years on

      There is an air of frenetic activity in and around the glassy headquarters of Paris’s Cartier Foundation for Contemporary...

    7. April 10, 2014

      LVMH enjoys ‘strong creative momentum’

      The strength of LVMH’s flagship Louis Vuitton brand under its first new creative director for 16 years helped lift shares at...

    8. 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...

    9. Material World

      March 12, 2014

      With CFDA nominations, New York fashion officially welcomes its new generation

        Getty Images OK, yes, as readers may know it has been a bit of a busy morning for me, but in the meantime, I have been...

    10. Material World

      March 5, 2014

      Nicolas Ghesquiere's basic instincts lift his Louis Vuitton debut

      Humility has not always been a word associated with either the name Louis Vuitton (the powerhouse of the LVMH luxury engine)...

    11. 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...

    12. Material World

      February 24, 2014

      LVMH and the red-hot battle for the next great designer

      Today may be the day the big names – Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein – come out to play in New York, but in Paris...

    13. February 21, 2014

      ‘Downton Abbey’ fashion at the Winterthur Museum

      Wilmington, Delaware, is a long way from Yorkshire but it’s also an oddly appropriate setting for Costumes of Downton Abbey,...

    14. Material World

      February 18, 2014

      Putting the Donna Karan rumours in context

      Getty Images In the game of fashion telephone, by which a rumour gets whispered to someone on the benches, which gets passed...

    15. February 14, 2014

      Marc by Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss and Coach in the NYFW spotlight

      There is another way to get attention during fashion week, of course: hire a new designer. All the industry’s antennae...

    16. Material World

      February 13, 2014

      LVMH and the battle for the Next Great Designer

      Today may be the day the big, established names – Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein – come out to play in New York,...

    17. February 13, 2014

      New York Fashion Week: Runway report 10

      Those who have been watching know it’s been a bit of an upset Olympics thus far, what with Sean White and Bode Miller not...

    18. February 7, 2014

      ‘Sports luxe’ brings an athletic dash to spring/summer fashion

      What? Leave the salopettes in Sochi – spring’s most active trend takes sporty shapes and themes and gives them a...

    19. January 17, 2014

      The art of new beginnings

      To change an image, first you destroy it. Only then can you rebuild: this is the lesson of fashion, and it is the lesson of...

    20. Material World

      January 9, 2014

      Can Marc Jacobs save Miley Cyrus?

      Getty Images Stage two in the re-invention of Miley Cyrus has begun, thanks to Marc Jacobs and his new ad campaign. After...

    21. December 27, 2013

      The latest trend in lingerie: underwear-as-outerwear

      You’ve done the big dress (or the very small one), the shoes, the jewels – all the stuff that goes on top. Which makes now,...

    22. December 27, 2013

      Loungewear: On the fourth day of Christmas . . .  snuggle up

      When Marc Jacobs appeared on the runway to take his bow at the end of his autumn/winter Louis Vuitton show, it was a big...

    23. Material World

      December 18, 2013

      Google’s most-searched terms in 2013: fashion shocker in the US and France!

      Getty Images Google has published its annual list of most-searched names in multiple categories in countries all over the...

    24. Material World

      November 25, 2013

      The rise of the accessory designer: who's got the power?

      Are accessory designers finally getting the recognition they deserve? Following Louis Vuitton’s announcement last summer...

    25. Material World

      November 20, 2013

      Ann Demeulemeester's farewell poem, and what happens next

      Getty Images Yesterday, in one of the more oblique resignations I’ve ever seen, designer Ann Demeulemeester (left) announced...

    26. 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 may...

    27. November 4, 2013

      Ghesquière goes to Louis Vuitton

      Louis Vuitton has appointed Nicolas Ghesquière as its artistic director of women’s fashion as it seeks to inject fresh...

    28. Material World

      November 4, 2013

      Nicolas Ghesquière to Louis Vuitton: why and wherefore

      And so the collective breath can be expelled: the thing everyone expected to happen has finally happened, and Nicolas...

    29. Material World

      October 4, 2013

      Considering the (actually very surprising when you think about it) Marc Jacobs IPO

      Getty Images A few final thoughts on the last weird development of the Fashion Week That Was, which is to say: LVMH’s first...

    30. October 2, 2013

      Paris Fashion Week: Fitting end to a weirdly chaotic season

      Paris Fashion Week – and the month-long circuit of the spring/summer womenswear shows – drew to a close under a cloud of...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2013

      Back to black

      Benoit Tessier/Reuters A model presents a creation by US designer Marc Jacobs as part of his spring/summer 2014 women’s...

    32. October 2, 2013

      Marc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton for own label

      Marc Jacobs, one of the brightest stars in fashion, is to leave Louis Vuitton in the biggest shake-up at the French luxury...

    33. September 27, 2013

      Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta meets architect Toshiko Mori

      Tomas Maier is creative director of Bottega Veneta, a luxury goods brand he helped resuscitate from near-bankruptcy after...

    34. Material World

      September 26, 2013

      The JW Anderson-Loewe deal and the shifting balance of power

      Getty Images On Wednesday, LVMH announced it had signed up YBD JW Anderson (aka Jonathan William Anderson, left) to be the...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. September 11, 2013

      New York Fashion Week: Do your own thing

      “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”, so said Oscar Wilde and so did many of New York’s designers on Tuesday. There...

    38. September 6, 2013

      UK incubators: Demand is high for providers of business skills

      When Vanilla Ink, a Dundee-based jewellery incubator, launched an online crowdfunding campaign this year, the results...

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