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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      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 many...

    2. 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 inspired by...

    3. 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 director of...

    4. September 5, 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 team, in...

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      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 in...

    6. 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 the...

    7. 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 exciting...

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      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, the...

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      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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

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      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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

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      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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

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      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...

    21. 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...

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      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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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....

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      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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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....

    28. 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...

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      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...

    30. 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...

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      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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. November 30, 2012

      Manhattan transfer

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

    35. 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...

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      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...

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      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...

    38. 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...

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