Empire rebuilders

The chief of Italian fashion house Fendi tells Rachel Sanderson why the luxury brands are pouring cash into cultural heritage

Designer open house

Luxury labels to target a new audience — the public. Charlie Porter visits Chanel’s ‘Mademoiselle Privé’ show at London’s Saatchi Gallery

We’ll take Manhattan

As Givenchy launches fashion month with a spectacular public show in New York, designer Riccardo Tisci talks democratic fashion, the future of the catwalk and his 10 years at the house with the man who appointed him, LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault