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  • Jul 24, 2014
  • Updated: 10:24pm

Blurring the gender lines wasn't always as hip as it is today. Back in the 1930s and '40s, when Hollywood starlets such as Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn first pulled on wide-legged...

21 Jul 2014 - 10:22am

She's already been hailed a "jewellery prodigy" by W magazine, but to meet the head designer of De Beers Diamond Jewellers, Hollie Bonneville Barden, is to realise just how youthful she is.

21 Jul 2014 - 10:22am

One particular runway show at last week's Hong Kong Fashion Week attracted a lot of attention. It wasn't due to outlandish design, but rather for an unusual accessory.

21 Jul 2014 - 10:22am

"I recently fell in love with Austrian artist Franz West's work after my boyfriend [the artist Jeremy Everett] introduced me to it.

18 Jul 2014 - 10:45pm

The first half of couture week in Paris got off to a positive start, showing that these hallowed high fashion ateliers can still be relevant today.

18 Jul 2014 - 10:42pm

When it comes to the influence of pop culture, few can top singer, songwriter, producer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams.

14 Jul 2014 - 6:40am

Haute couture week in Paris never disappoints and several of the heavyweight houses kicked off the recent instalment with aplomb.

14 Jul 2014 - 6:40am


Today's Poll

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  • No: 34%
24 Jul 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 280

We all love a designer label and we all love a bargain, but biannual sales only happen, well, twice a year. So what do we do during those other months when we want to feed our designer habit, but...

30 Jun 2014 - 10:01am

The line, long underrated as one of geometry's most basic forms, is getting a lot of exposure on the Milan menswear runway.

30 Jun 2014 - 10:01am

Bertrand Mak is not a typical luxury brand owner - he doesn't care if his recently launched eponymous label makes money.

10 Jul 2014 - 8:30pm

Pitti Uomo, the international menswear and accessories trade fair that takes place in Florence twice a year, is a cultural phenomenon as famous for its extracurricular activities as for the...

27 Jun 2014 - 12:03am

They say 250 languages are spoken in London, such is the cultural melting pot that is Britain today.

23 Jun 2014 - 10:36am

While autumn is all about trainers (just ask Chanel), summer's must-have sandals come in all manner of permutations, although the styles that are topping editors' wish lists are far from feminine...

23 Jun 2014 - 10:36am

May and June are an interesting time for the fashion world, as the weather warms up and designers present their now ubiquitous resort collections.

The period also marks another presentation...

16 Jun 2014 - 9:46pm

How many times have you spotted someone wearing a fabulous pair of shoes, but have no clue where to buy them?

16 Jun 2014 - 9:36am

"I grew up in South London and for as long as I can remember loved clothes and dressing up - I was always interested in what people wore and loved looking at the way the women in my extended...

13 Jun 2014 - 6:43am

Dating is a serious business in Hong Kong. In an era of online dating and mobile matchmaking apps, every day thousands of single men and women in the city are busy searching for prospective...

13 Jun 2014 - 6:41am

Versace has been creating fine jewellery for 21 years. But it was only in 2012 that the label, which was renowned for its fearless approach to glamour and excess in the early days, ventured into...

13 Jun 2014 - 5:39am

Labels combine style and conscience to give consumers the chance to make a fashion statement with a difference.

11 Jun 2014 - 11:31pm

George Esquivel is a difficult interview. It's not that the noted shoe designer and creative director of luggage company Tumi is uncooperative - on the contrary, he's the epitome of southern...

10 Jun 2014 - 10:15am

Breaking with tradition, young couture designers are bringing modernity to the world of fashion, writes Divia Harilela.

6 Jun 2014 - 1:18am

Jewellery designers and watchmakers are turning to fossilised materials to create artistic masterpieces, writes Francesca Fearon.

6 Jun 2014 - 1:02am

It isn't a novel idea, but it's a good one: a website that offers luxury designer bags for rent at a fraction of their retail price.

6 Jun 2014 - 12:11am

Organising a major luxury goods fair in the centre of one of the world's busiest cities, all during typhoon season, is not an easy task. It proved a unique challenge for the organisers behind the...

6 Jun 2014 - 12:11am

Grey, noisy and dotted with characterless buildings and giant cranes, the nondescript industrial neighbourhood of Wong Chuk Hang is the last place you'd expect to find a cluster of high fashion...

2 Jun 2014 - 9:46am

What do you call an à la carte, mix-and-match, label-agnostic approach to style, an anti-fashion fashion trend and a conscious effort to look effortless?

2 Jun 2014 - 9:46am

The rush into China has been going for some time, but now the quieter, more austere luxury labels are increasingly making their presence felt.

30 May 2014 - 12:50am


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