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Ups and downs of fashion scene in Milan and London

The global fashion markets shift quickly and although Paris remains the undisputed centre, the two other major European cities on the agenda seem to be in a constant power struggle.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 10:22am

Balotelli winner for Milan over Parma

A late strike from Mario Balotelli was enough to secure a 2-1 victory for Milan over Parma and a jump up to fourth place in Italy’s Serie A on Friday.

16 Feb 2013 - 2:08pm

Major banks convicted in Milan fraud case

Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, UBS and Depfa Bank have been convicted by a judge in Milan for their role in overseeing fraud by their bankers in the sale of derivatives to the city.

Judge Oscar Magi yesterday ordered that about €90 million (HK$926 million) of assets be seized from the banks and that the firms pay sanctions of €1 million each. He also convicted nine bankers of fraud.

20 Dec 2012 - 3:19am

Former Italian PM Berlusconi sentenced to four years for tax fraud

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud connected to his Mediaset television channels Friday, and was banned from holding public office for three years by a Milan court.

26 Oct 2012 - 11:12pm

The looks of love

Romeo Gigli's name will be unfamiliar to anyone under the age of 40. The Italian fashion designer has been off the radar for eight years, but he was one of the most innovative and influential designers of the 1980s and '90s. He is now preparing a comeback, with the help of the Hong Kong retailer Joyce.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Armani hits the suite spot in the city where it all began

Along with Paris and New York, Milan is one-third of the holy fashion trinity. A clutch of famous designers call Italy's northern capital home, including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Versace. Four times a year, models, editors and catwalk wannabes descend on the city's champagne-fuelled fashion weeks. A-listers (Madonna, Prince) stay at the Hotel Principe di Savoia.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Take the rough with the schmooze

I recently returned from 15 straight days of fashion week in Milan and Paris. There were some great shows, and I interviewed designers including Dries Van Noten and Olivier Theyskens - but I can't say I've returned in the most sprightly form.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am