Francesca Fearon

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4 lavish bridal gown design trends that will raise eyebrows on your wedding day

Brides can go for a beautiful clean silhouette, eye-catching bows, a voluminous look or be rebellious and try something different

17 May 2019 - 10:00AM

Brides can go for a beautiful clean silhouette, eye-catching bows, a voluminous look or be rebellious and try something different

4 lavish bridal gown design trends that will raise eyebrows on your wedding day
Pretty in pink: why rare coloured diamonds are the rage among China’s super-rich

From De Beers to Graff, there is steady demand for coloured diamonds in China, with sophisticated buyers seeking these gems for their intense colours

15 May 2019 - 5:00PM

From De Beers to Graff, there is steady demand for coloured diamonds in China, with sophisticated buyers seeking these gems for their intense colours

Pretty in pink: why rare coloured diamonds are the rage among China’s super-rich
This Cartier dragon watch will make you feel like Daenerys from Game of Thrones

Animal motifs are a top trend in high jewellery, and there’s plenty to choose from, including Boucheron’s Pégase ring, a stunning phoenix brooch from Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier’s Dragon Mystérieux watch, among others

30 Apr 2019 - 1:00PM

Animal motifs are a top trend in high jewellery, and there’s plenty to choose from, including Boucheron’s Pégase ring, a stunning phoenix brooch from Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier’s Dragon Mystérieux watch, among others

This Cartier dragon watch will make you feel like Daenerys from Game of Thrones
Why floral high jewellery by Chinese designers is blooming all over the world

Delicate, beautiful and sophisticated, luxury pieces by the likes of Cindy Chao, Wendy Yue and Anna Hu are trending in the West

29 Apr 2019 - 2:05PM

Delicate, beautiful and sophisticated, luxury pieces by the likes of Cindy Chao, Wendy Yue and Anna Hu are trending in the West

Why floral high jewellery by Chinese designers is blooming all over the world
Milan Fashion Week: Fendi says tearful goodbye to Karl Lagerfeld while Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee makes a terrific debut

Fendi’s show caused many in the audience to shed a tear, while biker jackets and boots designed by Bottega Veneta’s new creative director toughened the fashion house’s look

5 Mar 2019 - 5:12AM

Fendi’s show caused many in the audience to shed a tear, while biker jackets and boots designed by Bottega Veneta’s new creative director toughened the fashion house’s look

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi says tearful goodbye to Karl Lagerfeld while Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee makes a terrific debut
London Fashion Week: Ryan Lo and 5 other Chinese designers who have wowed the crowd

Strong thread of romantic femininity is evident with light fabrics, ruffles, laces and embroidery

25 Feb 2019 - 10:57AM

Strong thread of romantic femininity is evident with light fabrics, ruffles, laces and embroidery

London Fashion Week: Ryan Lo and 5 other Chinese designers who have wowed the crowd
Karl Lagerfeld: the supermodels, the extremes and the reinvention of Chanel

German designer’s irreverence kept him a step ahead of everyone else

20 Feb 2019 - 4:22PM

German designer’s irreverence kept him a step ahead of everyone else

Karl Lagerfeld: the supermodels, the extremes and the reinvention of Chanel
How Møy Atelier’s Betty Bachz found her calling creating edgy eyewear for celebrity fans Harry Styles and Kate Moss

As the only Asian at her school in Norway, the model and former analyst struggled to fit in but now the entrepreneur’s avant-garde brand has won influential fans

15 Feb 2019 - 1:03PM

As the only Asian at her school in Norway, the model and former analyst struggled to fit in but now the entrepreneur’s avant-garde brand has won influential fans

How Møy Atelier’s Betty Bachz found her calling creating edgy eyewear for celebrity fans Harry Styles and Kate Moss
From the Met’s Costume Institute to Virgil Abloh, here are the hottest fashion exhibitions this spring

From the high-octane glamour of Thierry Mugler to the super-cool street style of Virgil Abloh, fashion fans are in for a treat over the next few months as grand museums – and even a palace – unveil new fashion exhibitions.

26 Jan 2019 - 6:03AM

From the high-octane glamour of Thierry Mugler to the super-cool street style of Virgil Abloh, fashion fans are in for a treat over the next few months as grand museums – and even a palace – unveil new fashion exhibitions.

From the Met’s Costume Institute to Virgil Abloh, here are the hottest fashion exhibitions this spring
Why are jewellers Swarovski and Lightbox investing in lab-grown gems?

The brands are promoting man-made stones to the conscious consumer as a viable alternative

17 Nov 2018 - 2:03AM

The brands are promoting man-made stones to the conscious consumer as a viable alternative

Why are jewellers Swarovski and Lightbox investing in lab-grown gems?
How Tiffany, Chopard and Boucheron are adding an ethical shine to their gemstones

How jewellery companies are addressing ethical concerns

10 Nov 2018 - 12:01PM

How jewellery companies are addressing ethical concerns

How Tiffany, Chopard and Boucheron are adding an ethical shine to their gemstones
Chinese fashion brand Mukzin has found a fan in Gigi Hadid with modern take on traditional styles

Kate Han, the British-educated, Hangzhou-based designer behind the label says her irreverent twist on classic Chinese designs is what makes her clothes popular among both Asian and Western consumers

18 Oct 2018 - 3:18PM

Kate Han, the British-educated, Hangzhou-based designer behind the label says her irreverent twist on classic Chinese designs is what makes her clothes popular among both Asian and Western consumers

Chinese fashion brand Mukzin has found a fan in Gigi Hadid with modern take on traditional styles
Seven must-see London bricks-and-mortar fashion concept stores

Physical retail is alive and well in London. We check out seven boutiques ahead of London Fashion Week that are reclaiming customers from the online universe.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

Physical retail is alive and well in London. We check out seven boutiques ahead of London Fashion Week that are reclaiming customers from the online universe.

Seven must-see London bricks-and-mortar fashion concept stores
Italian goldsmiths use ancient artisanal craftsmanship to create fine jewellery 

Italian high jewellery houses like Buccellati, who turn to age-old artisanship while creating its pieces, have struck a chord with the Chinese market

1 Mar 2018 - 1:41PM

Italian high jewellery houses like Buccellati, who turn to age-old artisanship while creating its pieces, have struck a chord with the Chinese market

Italian goldsmiths use ancient artisanal craftsmanship  to create fine jewellery 
London Fashion Week: Chinese buyers flood designer shows as Christopher Bailey says a colourful goodbye to Burberry

China fashion lovers descend on the British capital to see Bailey’s final collection, which has a street-style vibe that will draw Asian millennials, while the latest CGI technology brings Macau to the catwalk

21 Feb 2018 - 7:29PM

China fashion lovers descend on the British capital to see Bailey’s final collection, which has a street-style vibe that will draw Asian millennials, while the latest CGI technology brings Macau to the catwalk

London Fashion Week: Chinese buyers flood designer shows as Christopher Bailey says a colourful goodbye to Burberry
The next big thing in Chinese fashion, in a pink Mao jacket – Pronounce take big strides at London Fashion Week Men’s

Shanghai style meets Milan tailoring in new collection for London Fashion Week Men’s from Pronounce, designed by Yushan Li and Jun Zhou, that stood out from the crowd – and theirs is not the only Chinese label making waves

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Shanghai style meets Milan tailoring in new collection for London Fashion Week Men’s from Pronounce, designed by Yushan Li and Jun Zhou, that stood out from the crowd – and theirs is not the only Chinese label making waves

The next big thing in Chinese fashion, in a pink Mao jacket – Pronounce take big strides at London Fashion Week Men’s
Five world-famous spinels: the stones giving rubies a run for their money
Why rubies owe their fame to spinels, the red stone reclaiming its place in the spotlight
Dolce & Gabbana take over Harrods for Christmas and launch new millennials photo book

The Italian designers pay tribute to the next generation of style inspirations they have worked with, and hold catwalk show in the store’s famous food hall

7 Nov 2017 - 1:17PM

The Italian designers pay tribute to the next generation of style inspirations they have worked with, and hold catwalk show in the store’s famous food hall

Dolce & Gabbana take over Harrods for Christmas and launch new millennials photo book
How shopping villages and Chinese tourists are changing the luxury retail landscape

Retail villages in China, Europe and the UK are attracting growing numbers, with Chinese shoppers accounting for 40 per cent of visitors, and this number is expected to increase dramatically as more Chinese travel overseas

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Retail villages in China, Europe and the UK are attracting growing numbers, with Chinese shoppers accounting for 40 per cent of visitors, and this number is expected to increase dramatically as more Chinese travel overseas

How shopping villages and Chinese tourists are changing the luxury retail landscape
Cover-up at Cavalli as new creative director eschews its ‘very Mediterranean vibe’ and designs for the global customer

Less ‘rock chick’, more ‘respectful’ is the message from Paul Surridge as he moves Italian label away from red carpet dressing and into classy day wear – clothes for work, knitwear and summer coats

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Less ‘rock chick’, more ‘respectful’ is the message from Paul Surridge as he moves Italian label away from red carpet dressing and into classy day wear – clothes for work, knitwear and summer coats

Cover-up at Cavalli as new creative director eschews its ‘very Mediterranean vibe’ and designs for the global customer
How young Chinese fashion investor Wendy Yu is boosting British brands with insight on China’s millennials

Her father owns a door manufacturing empire but Wendy Yu has become an astute investor in fashion platforms, a sought-after adviser for designers doing business in China, and is now gearing up for big things with Mary Katrantzou

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Her father owns a door manufacturing empire but Wendy Yu has become an astute investor in fashion platforms, a sought-after adviser for designers doing business in China, and is now gearing up for big things with Mary Katrantzou

How young Chinese fashion investor Wendy Yu is boosting British brands with insight on China’s millennials
7 big runway trends you’ll be shopping next season
Green Carpet Awards honours eco fashion’s great and good

Naomi Campbell, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada were among the guests at the inaugural Milan event held in celebration of sustainability

4 Oct 2017 - 4:45PM

Naomi Campbell, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada were among the guests at the inaugural Milan event held in celebration of sustainability

Green Carpet Awards honours eco fashion’s great and good
Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana and Jil Sander look to their pasts to create a new future

The theme of revisiting past collections seems to be gathering momentum, with more brands harking back to older eras in bid to attract the attention of millennials, while holding on to existing fans

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The theme of revisiting past collections seems to be gathering momentum, with more brands harking back to older eras in bid to attract the attention of millennials, while holding on to existing fans

Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana and Jil Sander look to their pasts to create a new future
Monogram furs at Fendi and Cavalli’s new designer debut, the latest from Milan fashion week
The original supers: Naomi, Cindy, Claudia, Helena take to Versace runway in tribute to Gianni
Gucci, Prada open Milan Fashion Week with wildly different shows

Gucci’s mysterious show of its spring-summer 2018 collections posed a big question for the audience in Milan, while Prada’s was full of clear, bold statements. There was one thing, though, that linked the two

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Gucci’s mysterious show of its spring-summer 2018 collections posed a big question for the audience in Milan, while Prada’s was full of clear, bold statements. There was one thing, though, that linked the two

Gucci, Prada open Milan Fashion Week with wildly different shows
More young Chinese designers make their mark at London Fashion Week

Huishan Zhang, Haizhen Wang, Xiao Li, Ryan Lo and others are part of a new generation of Chinese designers who are bringing fresh ideas to the table

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Huishan Zhang, Haizhen Wang, Xiao Li, Ryan Lo and others are part of a new generation of Chinese designers who are bringing fresh ideas to the table

More young Chinese designers make their mark at London Fashion Week
Britishness a recurring theme as London Fashion Week closes

Many designers have Brexit on their mind, and we choose three of our favourite shows from Christopher Kane, Roksanda and Erdem, whose collections are inspired by a jazz singer/queen hybrid, domestic goddesses and soft lines

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Many designers have Brexit on their mind, and we choose three of our favourite shows from Christopher Kane, Roksanda and Erdem, whose collections are inspired by a jazz singer/queen hybrid, domestic goddesses and soft lines

Britishness a recurring theme as London Fashion Week closes