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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. February 23, 2014

    Italy gets a grown-up attitude

    Over the weekend Italy got a new prime minister – Matteo Renzi was officially sworn in on Saturday – and cabinet: one that...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. Material World

    February 14, 2014

    Bill de Blasio's unfulfilled promise at NY Fashion Week

    Getty Images Much joy, rapture and relief greeted new mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement to the fashion world at the end of...

  6. February 14, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Runway report 11

    The final morning of fashion week was ushered in with a wild snowstorm of apocalyptic proportions. For a few fleeting hours,...

  7. 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,...

  8. February 11, 2014

    EDITD secures $4.4m from private equity to expand

    How do fashion buyers know whether to go with Ralph Lauren or Paul Smith for next season’s batch of cropped trousers and pea...

  9. February 5, 2014

    Top-end brands cautious about outlook

    Ralph Lauren and Estée Lauder took the shine off strong US sales in the last quarter by painting a less enthusiastic outlook...

  10. Material World

    January 29, 2014

    Michelle Obama's Azzedine Alaïa: a fashion challenge at the State of the Union

    Getty Images Michelle Obama did something on Tuesday night at the State of the Union address she had never done before – in...

  11. Material World

    January 13, 2014

    Golden Globes red carpet: it's the men, stupid

    Getty Images If there is any doubt that menswear is now the Next Big Hope of luxury, let that be put to rest by Sunday...

  12. December 6, 2013

    Brand match

    “I don’t have it, I don’t have it. Have you got my watch? I don’t have my watch.” Andy Murray’s first words after beating...

  13. 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...

  14. November 6, 2013

    Ralph Lauren raises forecast after gains

    Ralph Lauren lifted its full-year revenue forecast on Tuesday after posting better-than-expected earnings for the second...

  15. November 1, 2013

    Cool check tailoring fit for the office

    When British actor Eddie Redmayne stepped up to collect his gong at this year’s GQ Men of the Year Awards he wasn’t wearing...

  16. 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...

  17. September 13, 2013

    New York Fashion Week: Clouds on the horizon

    Heavy grey storm clouds rumbled ominously over Manhattan’s skyline as the spring-summer collections drew to a close, though...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. beyondbrics

    April 22, 2013

    Argentine corruption: business as usual?

    Corruption is a popular spectator sport in Argentina – at least to judge by the TV ratings of a show by the country’s most...

  24. April 22, 2013

    Ralph Lauren settles bribery charges

    American fashion group Ralph Lauren has agreed to pay $1.6m to US authorities to settle allegations that it bribed...

  25. 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...

  26. Material World

    April 5, 2013

    Mayor Bloomberg: Italian Vogue cover boy

    Francesco Carrozzini American Vogue may have Michelle Obama as its cover coup, but L’Uomo Vogue, Italian Vogue’s men’s...

  27. March 22, 2013

    The power of the personal brand

    I’m close to Ralph. Very close. You could say he’s all over me, particularly in the torso area. I’m wearing his jacket (made...

  28. February 15, 2013

    New York womenswear: Gilded beauties

    The venue might have been new this season, but when it comes to a Ralph Lauren collection – always on the final day of New...

  29. Material World

    December 21, 2012

    Luxury's next big buzzword -- plus what to watch for in 2013

    This will be my last post for 2012, barring an extraordinary luxury industry news event (which, given the way PPR has been...

  30. November 2, 2012

    Wall St losses led by materials and energy

    US equities sold off in the afternoon session on Friday and closed sharply lower in spite of robust jobs data that was...

  31. October 31, 2012

    Wall Street trades flat post-shutdown

    US equity markets closed fractionally higher after trading in negative territory most of the day, following a two-day...

  32. 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...

  33. Material World

    October 25, 2012

    Versace still thinking about going public

    Versace's chief executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris At a very glamourous Versace dinner last night (where I managed to cover...

  34. October 15, 2012

    US equities boosted by retail data

    Citigroup shares gained as the US bank beat market expectations for the third quarter, despite reporting an 88 per cent fall...

  35. Material World

    October 11, 2012

    Luxury CEOs get even more pessimistic

    On Thursday Ledbury Research publishes its CEO Sentiment Indicator, an exciting document in which it charts the words of...

  36. October 3, 2012

    The luxury that dare not speak its name

    Raphaël le Masne de Chermont is very enthusiastic about the French craftsman responsible for the new range of humidors for...

  37. Material World

    September 19, 2012

    Fashion's latest food fight

    Honestly, I thought nothing could top the silliness of the Congressional attack on Ralph Lauren for not making all those...

  38. September 14, 2012

    Fashion week: the SS/13 collections

    The final day of fashion week in New York always holds a sense of closure, comfort and routine before the circus packs up...

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