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Karl Lagerfeld’s Coco-bots called more on the bright futurism of the early 1980s than the world of tomorrow
Deakin & Francis creates new collection in celebration of its 230th anniversary
Amid global turmoil, the extravagance of couture was interwoven with reality
Karl Lagerfeld offers us a glimpse into the Chanel atelier
Decline of gifting and rise of online overseas shopping eat into luxury margins
A ‘hydro mechanical’ watch, contactless payment system in a wristwatch, and other developments in horology
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Everyone had a front row seat at Chanel: it’s populism with a very polished accent
So many empty chairs, so few designers — the intrigue continues as Margiela kicks off the season’s final week
Luxury labels are targeting a new audience: the public
Come fly with 2C: Karl Lagerfeld’s show takes off
The brand’s investment reinforces London’s hold on the luxury market
After 50 years at Fendi, the designer is staging its first couture show — and his second of the season. It’s a superhuman undertaking, but don’t expect him to dwell on it
Skilled needleworkers are increasingly rare. Grace Cook asks who sews for whom?
Volatility in currency markets exacerbates global differentials
Luxury goods group rejects rivals’ strategy of harmonising prices across regions
Long queues in Shanghai as luxury goods makers act to ‘harmonise’ prices
The independent publisher of photography books talks about how he has survived so long
Monogrammed, neon, furry or classic, the après-ski icon is back on terra firma
Frivolous? Irrelevant? Never less so. Beautiful clothes bring light relief
The trends coming out of the haute-couture shows in Paris
The new trouser silhouette may be wide but it is very wearable
Tom Stoppard tied the knot in periwinkle, Prince George made royal progress in pastels and we swooned for a suave young French minister . . .
Karl Lagerfeld conjures myth and marvel at the Chanel Métiers d’Art show in Austria
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