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  1. Material World

    April 1, 2014

    Apple’s iWatch is a red herring; here’s what they REALLY have planned

      Getty Images All the kvelling and anticipation, all the oh-my-god-wait-for-it-game-changer rumours that have had both the...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Brand development: Founded 1860 – just in time for the 21st century

    Many established watch brands are extremely wary in the current market. Which makes Officine Panerai’s optimism about its...

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  1. March 20, 2014

    Yves Saint Laurent – film review

    Yves Saint Laurent: not, you would think, the likely hero of a “powerful, epic love story” (in the words of director Jalil...

  2. Material World

    March 20, 2014

    All about Yves: A review of the new YSL film

    It’s almost a cliché now that you wait years for a fashion film and then two come along at once. It happened with two Chanel...

  3. February 14, 2014

    Wool is now a yarn for all seasons

    Spring is approaching but wool, it seems, is fast becoming a yarn for all seasons – a fact embraced by men for whom frequent...

  4. February 7, 2014

    ‘Elegance in an Age of Crisis’ at New York’s Museum at FIT

    The word “recession” tends to call to mind “austerity”, but as a new exhibit at New York’s Museum at FIT demonstrates, this...

  5. January 10, 2014

    Meet the tastemakers of 2014

    The photographer: Olivia Bee Raised in the hipster haven of Portland, Oregon, 19-year-old Olivia Bee has become a buzz name....

  6. 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...

  7. December 13, 2013

    What London partygoers are wearing

    By this stage of December the Christmas party season is in full swing and there was no better proof than at the Cosmopolitan...

  8. December 12, 2013

    Angela Ahrendts

    In hindsight, it’s amazing that no one saw it coming. After all, Angela Ahrendts, the soon-to-be-former chief executive of...

  9. October 18, 2013

    Vintage fashion draws record prices at auction

    Could the most lucrative investment portfolio you own be hiding in your closet? Important fashion items from the 20th...

  10. Material World

    October 15, 2013

    Burberry shake-up will change fashion industry

    Getty Images Told you I would come out of sabbatical for industry-shaking news. Well, Tuesday’s announcement that Burberry...

  11. October 4, 2013

    Perfumers take centre stage

    The latest behind-the-scenes fashion trend has nothing to do with hemlines or hot shades; instead, it is about staking a...

  12. Material World

    September 30, 2013

    Department store wars 2: Harvey Nichols and the rise of the female executive

    My favourite rumour of the day comes courtesy of WWD, which suggests that ex-Burberry CFO Stacey Cartwright, beloved of the...

  13. August 19, 2013

    Fashion cents and sensibility

    When New York Fashion Week comes to town in the first week of September, a cadre of young designers will host exclusive...

  14. July 12, 2013

    Culture clubbing at the V&A’s ‘Club to Catwalk’ show

    Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring/summer 2013 womenswear show was a nostalgic backwards glance to the designer’s 1980s origins....

  15. Material World

    July 3, 2013

    Women on top: Lanvin and YSL get female CEOs

    Finally, some female executives at fashion brands. On Tuesday Kering named Francesca Bellettini CEO of Yves Saint Laurent,...

  16. June 2, 2013

    Online retailing: Assertive luxury groups act to make their mark on the virtual world

    From buying in franchises to reinforcing their stamp on their online presence, luxury groups are asserting control of their...

  17. May 10, 2013

    Does art really sell product?

    It’s Frieze weekend in New York, which means that for the past two weeks the art-fashion love-in has been in full swing....

  18. April 26, 2013

    The world’s most important fashion prizes

    The oldest resort town on the French Riviera, Hyères, might be best known as a holiday destination. But this week it also...

  19. Material World

    April 26, 2013

    Hedi Slimane’s revenge: despite PPR/Kering slowdown, YSL is selling

      Getty Images Yesterday Kering, the group-formerly-known-as-PPR, announced their Q1 results, and, as with rival LVMH, they...

  20. March 15, 2013

    Licence to frill

    Lace is having its moment in the spotlight. It is a staple of the spring/summer collections now entering stores, and is...

  21. Material World

    February 27, 2013

    H&M rocks Paris Fashion Week

    Helen Hunt wearing an H&M gown on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday On Wednesday H&M is having its first-ever Paris...

  22. February 11, 2013

    L’Oréal to buy back shares as sales rise

    L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics group by sales, said it expected to outperform the market this year as it reported a...

  23. January 21, 2013

    Paris Menswear: day five

    It’s like he never went away. Six years after he quit Dior Homme, Hedi Slimane returned to menswear by presenting at Saint...

  24. November 30, 2012

    Manhattan transfer

    Paris, perhaps inevitably, has always dominated the art deco market. It was here that the impeccably crafted, streamlined...

  25. November 26, 2012

    L’Oréal buys Urban Decay cosmetics brand

    L’Oréal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company by sales, is aiming to rejuvenate its portfolio with the acquisition of Urban...

  26. Material World

    November 5, 2012

    Nicolas Ghesquière to leave Balenciaga

    Today PPR announced, in one of the more terse emails I’ve gotten, that it had mutually decided to part ways with...

  27. Material World

    October 16, 2012

    Christian Louboutin and YSL call a friendly truce

    After all that red sole hoo-ha plus the related (and philosophically interesting) arguments over whether it was possible to...

  28. October 10, 2012

    EADS jumps after tie-up talks fail

    Confirmation that a proposed €36bn tie-up between BAE Systems and EADS, dubbed the “deal of the decade”, had been abandoned...

  29. October 8, 2012

    PPR boosted by talk of Fnac spin-off

    Speculation that PPR, the French luxury group, is poised to list or spin off its lossmaking Fnac unit sent its share price...

  30. October 2, 2012

    Paris Fashion Week: day six

    And so the long-awaited moment finally came. The heavens (OK, some side doors at the Grand Palais) opened, the hordes...

  31. September 28, 2012

    Rise of the mixed economy

    A London-based collector who is a regular at the Pavilion of Art+Design (PAD) fair, held annually in London’s Berkeley...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 27, 2012

    Louis Vuitton: adieu Argentina

    In Argentina, a country run by a glamorous president with a penchant for couture, luxury brands are dropping like flies. The...

  33. September 26, 2012

    Glamorous and rich, L’Oréal goes shopping

    L’Oréal has a glamorous image, but the view from the chief executive’s office in a dreary northern Paris suburb is anything...

  34. September 7, 2012

    Only in America

    Is there such a thing as “American fashion”? I don’t mean “American designers”, they clearly exist; or fashion made in...

  35. Material World

    September 6, 2012

    YSL and Louboutin fight to become fashion's red knights

    And the fashion world wonders why they are sometimes accused of being out of touch with reality. In the last 24 hours both...

  36. September 5, 2012

    Louboutin wins red soles trademark battle

    French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has won the right to trademark protection of his distinctive red soles in a US...

  37. Material World

    September 4, 2012

    Up with menswear: Stefano Pilati to Zegna

    Anyone in doubt of the rising prominence of the menswear market, take note: super-dapper designer Stefano Pilati, who was...

  38. August 31, 2012

    Russian hour

    Anna Karenina, the new film from Joe Wright starring Keira Knightley as the love-struck heroine, opens on Friday in the UK...

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