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      Kering announce Gucci shake up

      Change is in the air at Gucci. Power couple Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini are to leave the luxury brand in a joint...

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      British Red Cross Designer pop-up

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      The expat dilemma: foreign postings fuel creativity but suck up cash

      Karl Lagerfeld (Getty Images) I have spent more than a third of my professional career living and working abroad, so you...

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      Walpole winners announced

      Last night, the trailblazers of the British luxury fashion industry gathered at the V&A for the 13th annual Walpole Awards....

    3. September 30, 2014

      Paris Fashion Week: Day 6

      First cowbells at Céline, then dirndls at Givenchy: is fashion having a Sound of Music moment? Of course, this being...

    4. September 29, 2014

      Oktoberfest: folk party with financial clout

      In a small shop in Munich’s Glockenbach neighbourhood – the old Jewish quarter turned party zone turned gentrified home to...

    5. 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...

    6. June 13, 2014

      Fashion insiders reveal the hottest ‘pre’ collection buys

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    7. June 6, 2014

      Foyles’ new flagship bookstore in London

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    8. 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...

    9. May 16, 2014

      Digitalised flower prints

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

    10. 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...

    11. Material World

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      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...

    12. Material World

      April 14, 2014

      Assessing the Alexander Wang/H&M collaboration

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    13. 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...

    14. 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”,...

    15. 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,...

    16. Material World

      December 18, 2013

      Google’s most-searched terms in 2013: fashion shocker in the US and France!

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    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      September 17, 2013

      Stella McCartney's syncs up with London Fashion Week

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    24. Material World

      August 8, 2013

      Racism in fashion: where is the C-suite?

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    25. Material World

      August 6, 2013

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

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    26. 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...

    27. 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:...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. June 7, 2013

      The long and short of it

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    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. January 18, 2013

      Arise and shimmer

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    35. 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,...

    36. Material World

      January 15, 2013

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

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    37. December 14, 2012

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    38. December 13, 2012

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

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