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    1. October 2, 2015

      Ralph Lauren, the designer of the American dream

      When Ralph Lauren emerged on to the runway last month at the close of his New York show, his 5ft 6in frame fitted out...

    2. September 30, 2015

      Ralph Lauren recruit on a brand new stage

      Slideshow At first glance Ralph Lauren and Stefan Larsson appear an odd couple. Mr Lauren’s estimated $6bn net worth is...

    1. September 30, 2015

      Ralph Lauren on the importance of a name

      Ralph Lauren steps down from fashion empire When the FT first interviewed Ralph Lauren in 1989, he laid down a maxim...

    2. September 29, 2015

      Ralph Lauren steps down as chief of fashion empire

      Ralph Lauren steps down from fashion empire Ralph Lauren, the US designer who built a $9bn fashion empire, will step...

    3. September 17, 2015

      New York: Ralph Lauren SS16 show report

      Sometimes, all it takes is a great navy sweater. At Ralph Lauren there were two: perfect knits worn with crisp white...

    4. July 17, 2015

      The boys are back in town

      On the fifth floor of an old building in New York’s Garment District, workers crowd around their sewing machines. At...

    5. June 21, 2015

      Milan menswear SS16 Day 1

      The opening day of the Milan shows for spring/summer 2016 continued London’s story of work that is best when reflecting...

    6. May 28, 2015

      Abercrombie & Fitch shares jump on hopes of turnround

      Hopes that Abercrombie & Fitch could be turning a corner after one of its toughest years helped shares in the US...

    7. March 27, 2015

      The sludge report

      If current UK election campaign were to have a colour, it would be a muddy sludge. It’s not just the tone of the...

    8. Material World

      January 12, 2015

      Golden Globes 2015: best of trends

      On what was the first awards ceremony of the year, the Golden Globes was held in Beverly Hills last night. Hosted for...

    9. January 9, 2015

      From model to sole man: David Gandy’s first shoe collection

      If you’ve seen Mario Testino’s 2006 pictures of David Gandy — he’s in a boat, framed by a suggestive Italian rock...

    10. November 28, 2014

      Smart bag for a smartphone?

      Earlier this year I had the opportunity to trial some “exoskeleton” trousers which gave the wearer the ability to carry...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Jerry Lauren – brother of Ralph – on his watch collection

      I do not buy watches for investment. Everything is bought out of fascination. It has to be the right quality and have...

    12. 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...

    13. September 12, 2014

      New York style: whimsical to waterproof

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

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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