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    1. September 19, 2014

      Freddie Fox on the role his costume plays in ‘The Riot Club’

      Costume is always the first layer of armour for going into battle in a new acting job. Steven Noble, our costume designer...

    2. September 12, 2014

      New York style: whimsical to waterproof

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

    1. September 12, 2014

      New York Fashion Week: Day 7

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

    2. September 9, 2014

      New York Fashion Week: Day 5

      On the eve of the unveiling of Apple’s much hyped wearable device – dubbed the iWatch by pundits – the fashion and tech...

    3. 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...

    4. Material World

      August 27, 2014

      VMAs vs Emmys: The red carpet trends to watch

      Katy Perry in Versace at the MTV Video Music Awards   © gettyimages Two of the biggest events in the Hollywood calendar took...

    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 9, 2014

      Ralph Lauren shares slip as investors react to muted guidance

      Shares in Ralph Lauren slipped nearly 6 per cent on Friday as investors reacted to lower than expected revenue estimates for...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    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. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

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      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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