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  1. September 16, 2014

    Hermès takes the long view of its position in China

    Hermès is all about the long view. It takes a long time to train its craftsmen. It has a long waiting list for its Birkin...

  2. September 15, 2014

    Gemfields turns to Sri Lanka for sapphires

    Gemfields, the Aim-quoted precious stone miner, has extended its reach to Sri Lanka by buying a majority stake in 16...

  3. September 15, 2014

    Technology in the spotlight at Burberry show

    As the models walked the runway of Burberry’s London Fashion Week show, it was not just the vibrantly coloured clothes that...

  4. September 15, 2014

    London Fashion Week: Day 3

    At 9am on Sunday morning, Preen woke up a slightly bleary fashion crowd with a dynamic mash-up of sporty stripes, nautical,...

  5. September 14, 2014

    London Fashion Week: Day 2

    Day Two of London Fashion Week got off to a strong start with Barbara Casasola’s demonstration of how to do sophisticated...

  6. September 13, 2014

    London Fashion Week: Day 1

    New technologies continue to dominate the fashion agenda, first New York and the iWatch, now London and designers are...

  7. September 12, 2014

    High street retailers expect boost from London Fashion Week

    High street retailers are poised to receive a boost from London Fashion Week as social media-savvy shoppers seek to snap up...

  8. September 12, 2014

    Interview: Emilia Wickstead’s show will be a highlight of London Fashion Week

    Over the past half decade, Emilia Wickstead has emerged as London’s go-to designer for occasion dressing. Today, as she...

  9. September 12, 2014

    High fashion embraces Harris tweed

    Of all the cultural motifs celebrated during its independence debate, none reflects the Scottish landscape as obviously as...

  10. September 12, 2014

    Threads of thought at New York’s menswear shows

    The conflict and turmoil of events across the globe were not lost on the cadre of young designers showing in New York this...

  11. September 12, 2014

    Digital in vogue as London Fashion Week opens

    As London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday, British Fashion Council chairman Natalie Massenet focused on digital...

  12. September 12, 2014

    Ferrari faces long road back to glory in Formula One

    Ferrari’s F1 fortunes turn Luca Cordero di Montezemolo smashed a television set as he sat at home watching Britain’s Lewis...

  13. September 10, 2014

    Swiss watchmakers keep their cool over Apple launch

    Barely a day after California-based Apple unveiled its Watch, and the luxury goods industry was already wrestling with the...

  14. September 10, 2014

    Changing tastes at the 27th edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires

    All that glitters In the Louvre’s recently redisplayed collections of 18th-century French decorative arts there is a wealth...

  15. September 10, 2014

    Could Phillips be a game changer?

    “This isn’t very different from Doha!” jokes Edward Dolman, as he dons a high-visibility jacket and hard hat for a visit to...

  16. September 10, 2014

    Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale des Antiquaires

    Cut it fine: Jewellery powerhouses sparkle at the Biennale For an insightful and forthright take on why the Biennale des...

  17. September 10, 2014

    Style moderne: What is French Art Deco?

    What is Art Deco? The early 20th-century impulse to create “modern” design – objects and environments suited to a fast-paced...

  18. September 10, 2014

    LVMH explores the layers below luxury

    For tourists and partygoers flocking to the edgy nightlife of Singapore, the Ku Dé Ta bar perched 57 floors above the...

  19. September 10, 2014

    Luxury goods: on sale

    Luxury goods are going out of fashion – at least if share prices are any guide. This year, leading luxury companies have at...

  20. September 10, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Day 6

    The Spring Summer 2015 contemporary collections on day six of New York Fashion Week were designed for the urban woman on the...

  21. September 10, 2014

    Apple moves into fashion business with Watch launch

    Apple launches new products Google is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in self-driving cars and prolonging life....

  22. September 10, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Day 6

    The Mulleavy sisters, Kate and Laura, are teasingly imaginative storytellers. Their quixotic design ethic pulls at all sorts...

  23. Material World

    September 9, 2014

    The Apple Watch has arrived - and the front row of New York Fashion Week have given their verdict

    Proof that Apple was pitching its new Watch as its first official foray into style accessories was made evident during New...

  24. September 9, 2014

    Apple unveils watch, wallet and big phone

    Apple sought to recapture a decisive lead over the rest of the personal tech industry, unveiling its first large-screen...

  25. September 9, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Day 5

    Day five began with an announcement: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is to deliver a second heir unto the British nation....

  26. September 8, 2014

    The enduring appeal of mechanical watches

    In San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook is expected to launch, alongside some updated iPhones, a...

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    September 8, 2014

    How to tackle India's gold glut: recycle it

    Import restrictions and the rival appeal of equities have put a damper on India’s gold market, traditionally the world’s...

  28. September 7, 2014

    Boden confident of doubling business in the US

    Boden, the online and catalogue retailer whose distinctive prints are aimed at middle-class families, has reported a 5 per...

  29. September 7, 2014

    Tommy Hilfiger: a name traded for an empire

    As New York Fashion Week got under way last week, the Manhattan offices of Tommy Hilfiger were a frenzy of activity. The...

  30. September 6, 2014

    New York Fashion Week: Day 1

    Fashion has always offered itself up as a medium of self-expression. The seasonal collections deliver us garments that let...

  31. 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...

  32. September 5, 2014

    Week in Review, September 6

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. LVMH and Hermès call truce with deal on...

  33. September 5, 2014

    Palmer assigned to Aston Martin reboot

    It might sound glamorous to take over the top job at Aston Martin, the brand famed as James Bond’s vehicle of choice. But...

  34. September 5, 2014

    Exploring Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment

    Gabrielle Chanel’s life has been explored in books, films and catwalk references but the fashion house she started has now...

  35. September 5, 2014

    Modernist fine jewellery dazzles at auction

    As a rule, fine jewellers avoid “fool’s gold”, and not only because its name is unflattering to the wearer. Pyrite is often...

  36. September 5, 2014

    Louis Vuitton moves fine watchmaking under one roof

    The term manufacture is in danger of overuse. In the watch industry, it is usually used in connection with movements that...

  37. September 5, 2014

    New era for Tiffany after change of guard

    The past 12 months have been marked by high-profile changes at the top of Tiffany & Co, the world’s second-largest luxury...

  38. September 5, 2014

    My favourite pieces: Madeleine Albright’s symbolic brooches

    “When I arrived at the UN as US ambassador in February 1993, it was after the first Gulf war.” The ceasefire had been...

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