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    1. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Kering sales jump as Gucci brand shines

      Sales at Kering accelerated in the second quarter, beating analysts’ forecasts for the luxury group and confirming that...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Fashion brands build museums as archives gain value

      As “heritage” continues to obsess the industry, the fashion archive is becoming highly prized. Brands are pouring...

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    1. May 26, 2016

      Saint Laurent CEO Francesca Bellettini on the making of a $1bn brand

      At the FT’s Business of Luxury conference in San Francisco this week, the head of the French house with 26 per cent...

    2. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Versace poaches Alexander McQueen CEO

      Wardrobe change. Italy’s Versace has plundered the clothing rails of UK fashion house Alexander McQueen – owned by...

    3. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Tod's latest fashion house to lose creative director

      The list of creative directors leaving their posts at major fashion brands continues to grow. Tod’s, the Italian...

    4. April 21, 2016

      Kering sales miss expectations as tourists cut back

      Kering has reported sales that came in below expectations, reflecting the challenges that luxury groups face against a...

    5. April 21, 2016

      ‘The Suit: Form, Function and Style’, by Christopher Breward

      In the 1984 film of the Talking Heads concert “Stop Making Sense”, singer David Byrne cheerfully bops along to the band...

    6. April 7, 2016

      Pierre Bergé, partner of the late Yves Saint Laurent

      Walk into Pierre Bergé’s Paris maisonette, an Aladdin’s cave of exquisitely arranged paintings, antiques and curios,...

    7. April 4, 2016

      YSL picks Anthony Vaccarello as creative director

      Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello has been chosen as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, with one of the world’s...

    8. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Fashion churn: Yves Saint Laurent creative director to leave

      Hedi Slimane is to leave Yves Saint Laurent after four years as the fashion brand’s creative director, parent company...

    9. February 19, 2016

      Gucci leads Kering’s stable of labels to overtake forecasts

      Kering benefited from vigorous sales during the last quarter of 2015 with strong performance of its Gucci and Yves...

    10. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Gucci revival helps luxury goods group Kering

      Results from Kering, the French luxury goods group behind brands including Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and...

    11. February 11, 2016

      Saint’s day

      The day before this week’s Saint Laurent show at the Palladium in LA, a customer had a question for an assistant at the...

    12. December 16, 2015

      Best dressed 2015

      Sienna Miller A landmark year for Miller, who starred in two Oscar-nominated films, smeared on the greasepaint as Sally...

    13. July 3, 2015

      Paris menswear round-up SS16

      Ask most men who don’t work in fashion to describe their own style and they’ll prob­ably characterise themselves as...

    14. June 8, 2015

      Campaign strategists fall for the older woman — and man

      When French luxury group Céline chose 80-year-old American writer Joan Didion, author of The Year of Magical Thinking,...

    15. June 5, 2015

      Berber traditions find favour with western designers

      Within the grounds of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech lies the Musée Berbère. Its rooms are filled with rare silver...

    16. May 29, 2015

      Celia Birtwell: ‘I was a rather naughty girl’

      I was saved by art school I was just 14 when I went to study textiles at Salford School of Art. It was the last of the...

    17. February 17, 2015

      Gucci fails to bag sales growth

      Falling sales at Gucci in the final quarter of 2014 took the shine off results for luxury brand owner Kering — despite...

    18. Material World

      November 7, 2014

      British Red Cross Designer pop-up

      A selection from The British Red Cross designer pop-up   Sienna Miller, Stella McCartney and Giles Deacon are among the...

    19. October 17, 2014

      Where fashion designers find inspiration

      It’s one of fashion’s great mysteries. Where do designers find their inspiration, and why do they so often seem...

    20. September 19, 2014

      Hedi Slimane on the ‘Sonic’ vision of his new photography show

      Hedi Slimane has always been obsessed with music. As a designer, formerly at Dior Homme, and as current creative...

    21. September 6, 2014

      Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team

      Marc Newson joins Apple’s design team Marc Newson, an award-winning Australian designer, has joined Apple’s design...

    22. Material World

      August 22, 2014

      Fashion’s redhead renaissance

      Natalie Westling, Parabal Gurung Autumn Winter 2014 The future’s red. Fresh from being the focus of a dedicated shoot...

    23. July 11, 2014

      Yves Saint Laurent – DVD review

      Jalil Lespert, 2014 Entertainment One As good-looking as one of his creations, this polished (if by-the-book) biopic of...

    24. May 16, 2014

      Anaïs Romand on designing costumes for ‘Saint Laurent’

      It’s not the ideal situation for a costume designer by any stretch of the imagination. You’ve been hired for an...

    25. Material World

      May 8, 2014

      Luxury's new frontiers, Part I: Central and Latin America

      When it comes to luxury goods sales and some of the gargantuan figures spilling out of Asia-Pacific contemporaries,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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