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  1. August 8, 2014

    Fashion’s autumn/winter 2014 ad campaigns

    Hemlines may once have been a cute way of monitoring the state of the economy – rather aptly, they are all over the place...

  2. June 13, 2014

    Fashion insiders reveal the hottest ‘pre’ collection buys

    Erdem Moralioglu is talking about inspiration. “I spent a lot of time in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archives at Blythe...

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  1. June 6, 2014

    Foyles’ new flagship bookstore in London

    Charing Cross Road used to be built as much from books as it was from bricks. Outside almost every shop were barrows and ad...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Strapless dresses are back in vogue

    Cutbacks seem to have become endemic in all walks of life over the past few years. More recently, however, there has been...

  3. May 16, 2014

    Digitalised flower prints

    “Flowers always sell,” declared designer Christopher Kane after his show in February. However, what makes today’s...

  4. May 11, 2014

    Kering’s Marco Bizzarri has the billion-euro touch

    In April, Francois Henri Pinault, head of French luxury group Kering, confirmed months of rumours about a shake up in the...

  5. Material World

    April 24, 2014

    Kering's first quarter results are in - and there are some big changes afoot

    The fashion industry is rooted in constant, cyclical evolution. Nowhere is this truer than at major player Kering, where...

  6. Material World

    April 14, 2014

    Assessing the Alexander Wang/H&M collaboration

      Getty Images So Alexander Wang, left, is the latest runway designer to team up with H&M in their high/low limited-edition...

  7. March 3, 2014

    Paris Fashion Week: Diverging realities

    It can be a strange and disorienting experience sitting in a fashion show when part of the world is engaged in a game of...

  8. Material World

    January 30, 2014

    The most creative business people in fashion: guess who!

    Getty Images Oh, yay! Another list! The Fast Company 1000 is out, a list of the 1,000 “most creative people in business”,...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. November 1, 2013

    Why tartan is back on the catwalk

    Fashion doesn’t get much more Scottish than model Stella Tennant, prowling through the ruins of Linlithgow Palace in West...

  13. October 18, 2013

    Chain bags are big this season

    I know women. Give them chains. Women adore chains,” said Gabrielle “Coco” Bonheur Chanel, of the 2.55 bag, featuring a...

  14. September 30, 2013

    Paris Fashion Week: Ending the stereotype

    “Women and power,” said Phoebe Philo backstage after her show of graphic shapes with even more graphic prints – primary...

  15. Material World

    September 20, 2013

    LVMH acquires Nicholas Kirkwood; raises stakes in young designer game

    Take that Kering. You have a hot young British designer? Now WE have a hot young British designer. Getty Images Today LVMH...

  16. Material World

    September 18, 2013

    The biggest Fashion Week trend: supporting young designers

    Anyone else think this is a halcyon time for young designers? I mean, first the big luxury groups make their first...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    September 17, 2013

    Stella McCartney's syncs up with London Fashion Week

    Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Synchronized swimmers present creations from the Adidas spring-summer 2014 collection by Stella...

  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

    August 6, 2013

    A surprise solution to the fashion week problem: the Copenhagen case study

    As fashion weeks proliferate around the world (I blame IMG, which alone owns 14 different fashion weeks from Milan to...

  20. June 28, 2013

    Billion dollar babies

    Now that the countdown has begun to the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date, the end of fashion bump-watch is nigh. But...

  21. Material World

    June 18, 2013

    Hunter boots up for the Next Great British Brand revival

    All eyes are on the London catwalks at the moment, but something interesting is happening behind the scenes at Hunter boots:...

  22. 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...

  23. June 12, 2013

    Kering takes new luxe to China

    When PPR officially changes its name to Kering next week, under an owl logo, it will become “Kai Yun” in Chinese, meaning...

  24. June 7, 2013

    The long and short of it

    Gwnyeth Paltrow shocked the red-carpet police in Beverly Hills recently: on tour to promote her book, It’s All Good, she...

  25. 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...

  26. May 17, 2013

    Expat lives: France to the US

    There was an inevitability to Laurent Claquin’s 2011 move to New York City from France. With extensive careers in both...

  27. April 11, 2013

    Lights, cameras . . . nappies

    Meryl Salzinger’s job re­quires her to be the “most fun person in the room”. Pulling faces, running around in circles, being...

  28. January 18, 2013

    Arise and shimmer

    Must-see in 2013” lists are everywhere at the moment, and topping the blockbuster-expectation scale is the sequel to JJ...

  29. January 15, 2013

    PPR to control Christopher Kane brand

    PPR, the French luxury and sports lifestyle group, has bought a 51 per cent stake in British fashion house Christopher Kane,...

  30. Material World

    January 15, 2013

    Christopher Kane stake purchase: PPR positions itself as the go-to group for new talent

    Getty Images It doesn’t rain but it pours! Following Swatch’s purchase of Harry Winston, PPR has announced it has bought 51...

  31. December 14, 2012

    Warmer winters

    When the wind blows in from Siberia it’s easy to throw style out the window and bundle yourself up like some latter-day...

  32. December 13, 2012

    PPR on watch for luxury ‘reinforcements’

    PPR is considering using cash generated by the sale of its retail assets for more luxury “reinforcements”, says chief...

  33. December 7, 2012

    The appeal of true Brit

    The news last week that Alexander Wang would be Balenciaga’s new creative director had the fashion world all a-twitter...

  34. November 27, 2012

    Stella McCartney named designer of the year

    Stella McCartney has won the coveted designer of the year award at the British Fashion Awards 2013, the latest in a series...

  35. November 23, 2012

    Zebra dressing

    It’s been almost 60 years since William Klein revolutionised fashion photography with his gritty street shots, provocative...

  36. November 9, 2012

    Supersize my silhouette

    London’s Frieze art fair in October was not only a showcase for contemporary art but also a barometer of the hottest fashion...

  37. November 2, 2012

    No baggage

    Let us pause amid the pre-election madness to consider the female power player – specifically, her handbag. Or should that...

  38. Material World

    October 29, 2012

    High-fashion a risk for JCP?

    The Ron Johnson changes at JC Penney continue apace. Apple’s ex-retail guru has been notoriously overhauling the US high...

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