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    1. September 12, 2014

      New York style: whimsical to waterproof

      Florals Embroidered, embellished, printed and applied, flowers bloomed everywhere. Victoria Beckham may have bunched a...

    2. September 11, 2014

      New York Fashion Week: Day 7

      “There’s normcore, and then there’s this – norm gauze” said Michael Kors of his take on an embroidered floral organza skirt...

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      Bright spots are emerging as a result of macroeconomic and social change. The focus is...
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    1. September 7, 2014

      Tommy Hilfiger: a name traded for an empire

      As New York Fashion Week got under way last week, the Manhattan offices of Tommy Hilfiger were a frenzy of activity. The...

    2. September 5, 2014

      Key investors sell stake in Michael Kors

      Two of the biggest tycoons in the global fashion industry are set to sell their remaining stake in Michael Kors, having seen...

    3. August 4, 2014

      Michael Kors: luxury of time

      Luxury populism is good as long as it lasts. Michael Kors learnt that the hard way on Monday after it said that...

    4. August 4, 2014

      Michael Kors outclasses rivals on sales

      Revenue and profits surged at Michael Kors in the first quarter, fuelled by higher sales in every region and consolidating...

    5. May 28, 2014

      Michael Kors continues to outpace accessible luxury crowd

      Michael Kors beat expectations as North American fourth-quarter sales jumped 43 per cent and more than doubled in Europe,...

    6. May 11, 2014

      Traditional luxury markets benefit as China slows

      After five years of rapid growth driven by voracious Chinese demand, the luxury industry is experiencing a cold blast of...

    7. Material World

      May 8, 2014

      Dior Cruise: clothes, consumers and concept

        Getty Images And so that extended and amorphous season known as Cruise or Pre-fall – you know, the clothes that go on sale...

    8. May 2, 2014

      Fashion world sashays to Instagram for brand-building

      Instagram and fashion In the early days of Instagram, supermodels, street-style bloggers and fashion designers took to the...

    9. Material World

      April 22, 2014

      There’s a new player in the private equity/fashion world and they are spending

        Getty Images The on-again/off-again love affair between private equity and fashion seems to be heating up again, what with...

    10. Material World

      April 17, 2014

      Mulberry comes to its senses...kind of

        Getty Images So Mulberry interim executive chairman Godfrey Davis, still lacking a CEO and creative director (model Cara...

    11. 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...

    12. Material World

      February 19, 2014

      Ralph Lauren joins the rush to luxury

      Getty Images In yet another indication that high-end fashion brands see growth opportunities in charging ever-further...

    13. 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...

    14. February 4, 2014

      Michael Kors continues to outshine luxury rivals

      Michael Kors raised its full-year sales and profit forecasts as it reported European third-quarter sales had more than...

    15. FT Tech Hub

      January 7, 2014

      CES 2014 Watch - January 7

      Monday was all about the big technology companies planting their flags in the areas believed to have a mainstream impact in...

    16. Material World

      January 6, 2014

      Competing shows: LC:M vs CES

      Getty Images Forget the uproar around competing menswear shows LC:M, which starts Monday and ends Wednesday (read Charlie...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. Material World

      December 3, 2013

      The fashion billionaires list

      Getty Images It just keeps growing! As Forbes pointed out, the Versace stake currently for sale is being discussed as a...

    20. November 5, 2013

      Michael Kors: in the bag

      Michael Kors, the fashion house from the American designer of the same name, has another stellar quarter in the bag. Revenue...

    21. November 5, 2013

      Michael Kors beats rivals in luxury retail

      Michael Kors consolidated its enviable foothold in luxury fashion retail in Europe and North America in the September...

    22. FT Tech Hub

      November 1, 2013

      Users cry out after Instagram's first ever advert

      The first advert on Instagram, the social photo app owned by Facebook, was published on Friday to a chorus of complaints...

    23. 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...

    24. Material World

      September 17, 2013

      The Harrods-isation of Saks: a new general in the department store wars

      Getty Images The news yesterday that Marigay McKee (left, with Michael Kors), former chief merchant of Harrods, was moving...

    25. 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...

    26. September 12, 2013

      New York Fashion Week: runway report 5

      The news that the most exciting feature of the new iPhone5c was . . . wait for it . . . colour! broke, appropriately enough,...

    27. August 23, 2013

      Fashion’s autumn ad campaigns

      It’s August, and this being fashion, that means September – September issues, that is, all hitting the coffee table with a...

    28. August 9, 2013

      Michael Kors v Coach: in and out

      Fashion is a notoriously fickle business. One season you are in, the next you are out. Take the luxury goods companies...

    29. July 12, 2013

      The new squeezed middle

      At last month’s Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards, the star of the show was a harness cut-out gown by...

    30. Material World

      June 26, 2013

      Who determines “cool” in fashion?

      Getty Images BusinessInsider.com thinks they know! Yes, the web site (which I generally highly recommend for anyone who...

    31. 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...

    32. June 7, 2013

      The end of seasons

      Last weekend I experienced an unfamiliar clothing trauma (I know, I shouldn’t admit it). Coming from New York, where it was...

    33. June 2, 2013

      Private equity: Deals follow shift in consumer luxury spending

      Six years after the height of private equity’s interest in luxury fashion was marked by Permira’s acquisition of Valentino...

    34. June 2, 2013

      Listings: Stock markets compete with buyouts

      When Milanese jeweller Pomellato wanted to raise funds to expand into Asia, its first choice was a listing on the Milan...

    35. May 29, 2013

      Aggressive expansion boosts Michael Kors

      Aggressive expansion and record sales helped Michael Kors more than double its fourth-quarter earnings, as new store...

    36. Material World

      May 24, 2013

      Making sense of 'accessible' luxury

      Getty Images The other day I was talking to Geraldo da Conceicao, Sonia Rykiel’s new creative director, about his plans for...

    37. Material World

      May 21, 2013

      Not-so-valuable Luxury brands

      The WPP/BrandZ Top 100 Global Brands ranking is out today – OMG! OMG! – and, as usual (for me, anyway) what ISN’T on it,...

    38. April 23, 2013

      Coach: worth holding

      Coach had been looking a bit worn and faded. At the start of the year, the US handbag maker posted a rare sales decline in...

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