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    1. July 31, 2015

      Balenciaga’s creative director Alexander Wang bows out

      Luxury and lifestyle goods group Kering is to part ways with Alexander Wang as creative director of its Balenciaga...

    2. July 28, 2015

      UK food takeaway start-up Deliveroo raises $70m

      Deliveroo, an early-stage UK start-up that delivers takeaways from high-end restaurants, has raised $70m in an attempt...

    3. July 26, 2015

      Full transcript: Mac Maharaj on Mandela, Zuma and South Africa

      The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and...

    4. July 24, 2015

      Six fabulous pieces

      Five fabulous pieces Dior Victoire de Castellane took inspiration from the materials of couture, silk and grosgrain...

    5. July 24, 2015

      Bentley aims for broad appeal with first sport utility vehicle

      The Continental GT, a sleek “grand touring” saloon released by Bentley in 2003, took the luxury UK carmaker from annual...

    6. July 24, 2015

      Hotel insider: The future of B&B

      Inspiration can sometimes arrive from the most unlikely sources. For David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, it was the fusty...

    7. July 24, 2015

      Swimming in style

      Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the perennial conundrum of beachwear leaps up and bites you...

    8. July 24, 2015

      Christmas comes early as retailers refine strategies

      On one of the hottest days of the year, the John Lewis “Christmas wish factory” is fully operational. Visitors are...

    9. July 24, 2015

      The Ethiopia paradox

      In the heart of Addis Ababa’s old Italian quarter is a wood-clad restaurant resembling a private members’ club. In one...

    10. July 23, 2015

      Devialet’s acoustic workshop of Burgundy

      There are no hulking studio monitors in Quentin Sannié’s Paris headquarters, nor even a hint of a subwoofer. But when...

    11. July 17, 2015

      The aerotropolis of Heathrow is being built for airheads

      Each year at the start of the autumn term I lead my students on a walk from Brunel University, about three miles from...

    12. July 17, 2015

      High summer hit-list

      Sunset sunglasses Following on from the 1970s trend, the predictable logic of fashion welcomes the 1980s. Coloured...

    13. July 17, 2015

      The boys are back in town

      On the fifth floor of an old building in New York’s Garment District, workers crowd around their sewing machines. At...

    14. July 17, 2015

      The studio that dressed America

      “The 1950s was a much dressier period than today,” says Walter Teitelbaum of the trailblazing Manhattan fashion...

    15. July 16, 2015

      Pebble Time: Retro smartwatch feels like throwback to another era

      Not all technology has to be cutting edge. Retro video games from the Super Nintendo era or arcade machines such as...

    16. July 16, 2015

      AmorePacific taps growing US taste for natural beauty products

      AmorePacific of South Korea is stepping up expansion in the US as it seeks to tap growing demand for high-end beauty...

    17. July 15, 2015

      Burberry: fashion victim?

      The stock market is looking for casualties from the Great Fall of China. Burberry, the first luxury goods group to...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 15th July, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 15 Jul 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    19. July 15, 2015

      Asia slowdown hits Burberry sales

      A decline in the number of shoppers from mainland China travelling to Hong Kong to buy luxury goods has continued to be...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The International Monetary Fund has sent a strong signal that it may walk away from Greece’s new bailout programme,...

    21. July 10, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Sheikha Moza

      Moza bint Nasser al-Miss­ned is famous for her style. The majestic floor-skimming gowns, the elegant turbans and the...

    22. July 6, 2015

      LVMH gives Italian luxury textile and clothing group a free hand

      Time seems to have stopped in Quarona, a small town in northern Italy home to the headquarters of Loro Piana, a luxury...

    23. July 6, 2015

      Private equity embraces Italian fashion revival

      Italian fashion is back in vogue with private equity. The acquisition of Roberto Cavalli by Italian private equity...

    24. July 3, 2015

      M&S expands collection service after John Lewis imposes charge

      Marks and Spencer is preparing to expand its click and collect service, taking advantage of potential opportunities in...

    25. 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...

    26. July 3, 2015

      Karl Lagerfeld: King of couture

      Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t like to talk about the past. He refuses to discuss his 50-year career with Fendi, for whom he...

    27. July 1, 2015

      Edgy East End chic pitches into golfing palace

      Hip Hoxton is making its way to stately Scotland after boutique hotel operator, Ennismore, agreed to buy Gleneagles,...

    28. June 28, 2015

      Paris menswear SS16 Day 4

      Debuts are hard to come by in Paris, a city that has the swagger of menswear’s most important city, but none of the...

    29. June 28, 2015

      Paris menswear SS16 Day 3

      Givenchy’s menswear show in Paris for Spring/Summer 2016 was a crowd-pleaser, in many senses. It featured the kind of...

    30. June 26, 2015

      Diageo close to £200m sale of Gleneagles hotel

      Diageo, the spirits group that is under pressure to lift sales and profits, is close to agreeing a sale of its luxury...

    31. June 26, 2015

      Stephen Ross, property billionaire

      It was four years ago, on a rainy Wednesday night in Miami, when Stephen Ross had the epiphany that would lead him to...

    32. June 26, 2015

      Flower to the people

      Criticism as a commercial activity is increasingly out of favour. This autumn, for example, Condé Nast’s excellent...

    33. June 26, 2015

      Folk heroes

      Yes, we know. Folk, and its bedfellow bohemia, is a recurring fashion theme. But the old is new again in the...

    34. June 26, 2015

      Myanmar jade buyers cast warier eye on showpiece sale

      Merchants armed with torches, sticky tape and water containers prowl through lines of green jade rocks priced at up to...

    35. June 25, 2015

      McLaren profits accelerate on sales of £866,000 supercar

      McLaren Automotive has reported a threefold rise in income thanks to bumper sales of the P1, a “hypercar” that offers...

    36. June 23, 2015

      Deal or no deal: A breakdown of the latest Greece proposals

      The 11-page proposal of economic and budget reforms submitted by Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, to his...

    37. June 22, 2015

      Greek public stops paying off personal debts as uncertainty grows

      Margarita sits cross-legged on a shiny parquet floor in a small Athens apartment, surrounded by piles of cardboard...

    38. June 21, 2015

      Affluent Greeks fret as they teeter on the edge

      On a recent evening at the Semiramis hotel in Athens’ leafy, affluent northern suburbs, raspberries floated in...

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