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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Haute Couture

      A model presents a creation by Belgian designer Raf Simons as part of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Rough diamonds suffer hard times

      Petra Diamonds has cut expectations for the prices it will get in 2014-15 for the diamonds from most of its mines, and...

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    1. January 26, 2015

      Karen Millen hit by demerger costs

      Repositioning Karen Millen as an affordable luxury brand took its toll on the fashion retailer’s sales and pre-tax profit...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Paris Fashion Week: Menswear report 4

      It is the penultimate day of this autumn/winter 15 menswear season, and some things come together, while others fall apart....

    3. January 23, 2015

      Will you dare to flare?

      Fashion is leading us through a pivotal change. Trousers, jeans, corduroys, culottes — anything with legs — are shifting in...

    4. January 23, 2015

      Look sharp! Milan menswear report

      There are two ways to view the Milan menswear shows for autumn/winter 2015: the drama, or the clothes. Let’s focus on what...

    5. January 23, 2015

      In conversation: Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain on ‘A Most Violent Year’

      The 80-year-old fashion designer Giorgio Armani has designed costumes for 225 films, including American Gigolo (1980), The...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Tim Cook stock rewards could exceed $500m

      Leading the world’s most valuable company also comes with one of the world’s richest incentive packages. Last year’s sharp...

    7. January 22, 2015

      Royal Bank of Canada: Hooray for Hollywood

      Many have dreamt of the beaches, warm weather, beautiful people and the chance to start afresh in California. That vision...

    8. January 22, 2015

      Rémy Cointreau says fall in sales eases

      Rémy Cointreau said that sales fell less sharply during the last three months of 2014, suggesting that the Paris-based...

    9. January 22, 2015

      Laura Ashley divorcee seeks £85,000 a month

      A former beauty queen at the centre of what could be London’s biggest ever divorce battle has seen her demand for £85,000 a...

    10. January 21, 2015

      Gucci appoints Alessandro Michele as new creative director

      Gucci has appointed Alessandro Michele, its relatively unknown accessories designer, as creative director following the exit...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015

      FirstFT (Lunch Wrap edition)

      Obama’s State of the Union, the smell of wealth and the growth in British wine guzzling Barack Obama’s State of the Union ...

    12. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up here to receive the email. Barack Obama called on the US to “turn the page” on an era of war and recession...

    13. January 20, 2015

      Shoplifters cost UK retailers £335m in year, says BRC

      The value of goods stolen from shops has risen to its highest level in a decade as criminal gangs target more expensive...

    14. January 18, 2015

      The ‘barely there’ appeal of midi rings

      If fashion-forward fine jewellers were to adopt a motto for 2015, it might be “less is more”. So-called midi rings — slim...

    15. January 18, 2015

      And the award for best jewellery brand on the red carpet goes to . . . 

      Consumers’ fascination with the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards shows no sign of abating, and many jewellers have found...

    16. January 18, 2015

      How to set a value on the world’s rarest gems

      Intensely coloured — or “fancy” — diamonds have long fetched high prices at auction, but in recent years those prices have...

    17. January 18, 2015

      The fine jewellers refashioning ancient artefacts

      Beneath an elegant street in Mayfair, in central London, the basement of Julia Muggenburg’s Belmacz gallery hides a cabinet...

    18. January 18, 2015

      Mastermind behind Bergdorf’s ambitious plan

      High above the dazzling window displays at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, Elizabeth von der Goltz is plotting...

    19. January 18, 2015

      Cartier: High-tech workshop, 18th-century setting

      In the 1980s, Cartier watches were so popular that they were a favourite target for counterfeiters. Alain Dominique Perrin,...

    20. January 18, 2015

      Small brands Moritz Grossmann and Waltham take on mighty names

      When Christine Hutter set up her own company in 2008, industry observers were surprised. She was an elite watchmaker who had...

    21. Material World

      January 16, 2015

      Dior launches at Dover Street Market

      Dior today took up a season-long residency at Dover Street Market, in London. The new 14 square metre Dior space, situated...

    22. January 16, 2015

      US retailers stumble in Canada

      Less than two years after Target opened its first stores in Canada, the US retailer has found that its efforts north of the...

    23. January 16, 2015

      A suit fit for a kingsman

      The suit is the modern gentleman’s armour,” observes Harry Hart, the hero of Matthew Vaughn’s new action film. “And the...

    24. January 16, 2015

      Men get sheepish at London collections

      In this Instagram age, there are still some benefits of taking notes at shows with actual pen and paper. At the end of...

    25. January 14, 2015

      Lord Copper deemed to have come a cropper, but only up to a point

      Lord Copper, a press baron invented by writer Evelyn Waugh, was too important ever to be wrong. The stock response of...

    26. January 14, 2015

      Hong Kong protests dent Burberry sales growth

      Burberry sales were hit by the protests in Hong Kong, but the UK luxury goods group said underlying retail sales still rose...

    27. January 12, 2015

      Galliano returns to catwalk — in nondescript office space

      John Galliano’s return to the catwalk, more than three years after he was fined €6,000 for anti-Semitic rants in a Paris...

    28. Material World

      January 12, 2015

      Golden Globes 2015: best of trends

      On what was the first awards ceremony of the year, the Golden Globes was held in Beverly Hills last night. Hosted for the...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2015

      "China's Buffett" tops ranking of wealthy Chinese investors

      Guo Guangchang, an entrepreneur who claims inspiration from China’s oldest sages - as well as from the “sage of Omaha”,...

    30. January 12, 2015

      Tiffany & Co: luxury of time

      When Tiffany is doing well, its luxury products and global presence make it tricky to use its results to draw conclusions...

    31. January 12, 2015

      Tiffany shares tumble on weak holiday sales

      An unexpectedly lacklustre holiday season led Tiffany & Co to cut its annual profit forecast on Monday, triggering a share...

    32. January 12, 2015

      Rio Tinto seeks permission for $500m diamond project in India

      Rio Tinto is pursuing permission to build a $500m diamond project in India, showing the miner’s optimism about the state of...

    33. January 11, 2015

      Jaguar to launch F-Pace premium SUV

      Jaguar has confirmed the launch of its first ever “performance crossover” car — an aluminium-bodied sport utility vehicle...

    34. January 9, 2015

      Strains in China and eurozone hamper luxury UK boat building

      Luxury UK boat building is under pressure because of economic strains in China and the eurozone, according to boatbuilders...

    35. January 9, 2015

      Brass tacks: from online auctions to flipping

      Bolstered by his 40 years’ experience of auctioneering and digital initiatives, Australian entrepreneur Tim Goodman is...

    36. January 9, 2015

      Why white is right for spring

      Sometimes it’s nice to turn the page, start again, hit refresh. It’s a thought that many designers seem to have shared for...

    37. January 9, 2015

      Catwalk season opens with London Collections: Men

      Fashion buyers and press from around the globe descended on London on Friday for what has become not just the grand opener...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      January 9, 2015

      Top fashion in London

      A model presents a creation from the Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection during ‘London Collections: Men’ in London....

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