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Life-Hacks of the Poor and Aimless

Pour scorn elsewhere. / Joanna SlodownikLate capitalism is like your love life: it looks a lot less bleak through an Instagram filter. The slow …

University of London

Why the Brexit Will Deter Chinese Tourists

As the United Kingdom continues to deal with the numerous economic and political ramifications of the recent “Brexit” referendum on its EU …

Tourism

Designer Johnny Coca Is Working His Magic at Mulberry

When Johnny Coca was studying interior design at the Ecole Boulle, in Paris, he earned extra money by working as a freelance window dresser for Louis Vuitton. While drawing the concepts for the windows, he found himself dreaming up bags for the displays. “I thought, Oh, my God, this is so cool,” …

Kylie Minogue

Christopher Bailey Speaks on Burberry Shake-up

Minutes after Burberry announced a top management shake-up, Christopher Bailey spoke to BoF about the changes and his outlook for the brand.<p><b>LONDON,</b> …

China

Stars Struggle to Find Dresses Bigger Than Sample Size

Female stars show up in new attire for every photo opportunity, making finding fresh, fashion-forward outfits for such occasions a time-consuming …

Golden Globes

Layers of Clothes, Layers of Meaning: Exploring Prada S/S17

We decipher the digital origins, 1990s nostalgia and boundless optimism of Prada's latest offering<p>If last season’s <b>Prada</b> collection was a journey …

Fashion (UK)

People aren’t spending at duty-free stores like they used to

Duty-free retailers have bulked up their footprints in airports around the world—but they’re now struggling to get travelers to spend more money.<p>Sales of duty-free retail goods fell more than 2% last year from 2014, marking the first year-over-year decline since 2009, according to data recently …

Duty-free

The rise and rise of Calvin Klein underwear

Stealth wealth is a noble idea, but as Calvin Klein – the American designer who turned underwear into a status symbol, and by proxy, its wearers into sex symbols – once said: “The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product.” And lo, the logoed underwear was born.<p>Klein didn’t invent it …

Tommy Hilfiger

#Menswear is Dead. What's Next?

The meme-driven movement may have peaked, but it helped to birth the style-savvy male consumer on which the fashion industry is betting big as …

Menswear

Glossy Preview

Marie Claire’s editor-in-chief cut her teeth at the Paris Review under George Plimpton as his assistant and associate editor of the publication. …

Can Craig Green Build a Real Business?

On the eve of London Collections: Men, the designer talks exclusively to Tim Blanks about turning his undeniable creative vision into 'product that …

Workwear

Hollywood Has a Huge Millennial Problem

2016 is on pace to be the worst year for movies—by tickets bought per U.S. adult—since before the 1920s. What’s going on?<p>Sequels have been the lifeblood of the movie business for more than a decade. In 2011, the seven top films were all sequels, including <i>Fast 5</i> and the final <i>Harry Potter</i> …

A Brief History of the Sequin

From sewing coins into one's clothes to create a portable piggy bank, to a celebration of 1970s disco decadence, AnOther traces the evolution of …

A Masterclass in Designing Across Disciplines

From marbled cakes to super smart blinds, jewellery designer-turned-product mastermind Kia Utzon-Frank is the definition of a multi-disciplinarian<p><b>Kia</b> …

Understanding the aftermath of the EU referendum

Four days ago, the world awoke to the news that 52 per cent of the UK had voted to leave the European Union. Hours later, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his inevitable resignation after staking his career on a victory for the ‘Remain’ campaign. The resulting chaos has proved impossible to …

United Kingdom

Our thoughts on Britain’s exit from the EU

It’s happened. Despite a palpable rise in optimism from the remain camp over the past 48 hours, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Here’s how I feel: angry. Angry that the pound has consequently suffered its worst drop in its history, angry that Nigel Farage is on television at all (a …

United Kingdom

Turkey blocks Twitter, Facebook and news sites after attack

A suicide bombing in Istanbul’s main airport has left 41 dead and more than 200 injured.<p>Reports say that Isis is behind the horrific attack, which began with gunfire and ended with three suicide bombs in Atatürk airport. The Istanbul governor’s office confirmed 23 Turks were among the dead.<p>In the …

Social Media

To Have and Have Not: Inequality Hits Luxury

In some of the world’s largest luxury markets, economic inequality is rising. Should brands be worried?<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> In a small Central …

Income Inequality

Glossy Preview

When T Brand Studio was founded in 2014, it had four employees. Today the brand marketing arm of The New York Times is more than 100 strong. And as …

Your ultimate guide to Helmut Newton

Nobody has made quite the lasting impression on fashion imagery as Helmut Newton. Hired by <i>French Vogue</i> in the 1950s before being propelled to fame in the 1970s, Newton came to be renowned for his controversial scenarios, hypersexualised imagery and striking compositions. With elements of his work …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Ralph Lauren to Cut Jobs, Shops and Real Estate

Ralph Lauren Corp said it would cut jobs, close stores and reduce its real estate as part of a sweeping plan to lower costs and revive sales</b> …

Real Estate

Apparel Armageddon Across the Atlantic

Women love new clothes, right? The answer these days is: not so much.<p>There's an apparel armageddon spanning the Atlantic. And that is bad news for …

Glossy Preview

Though Los Angeles is known for its enclaves of designer goods — think Beverly Hills’s flashy Rodeo Drive — the largest collection of rare and …

Snapchat’s Redesign Is Aimed at Attracting More Eyeballs for Publishers and Brands

Snapchat's got a brand-new look today. The red-hot messaging app is revamping its feed with a new design that mashes up Discover with Live …

Op-Ed | The Great British Luxury Paradox

Compared to companies in France, Italy and Germany, only a few luxury brands from Britain have scaled up to become global powerhouses, but there's …

Rolls-Royce

British Fashion Designers Are Not Happy About Brexit

As Samantha Cameron stood with her husband today outside Number Ten amidst his resignation, she made a subtle sartorial statement — wearing a dress …

Fashion (UK)

Fashion Industry Remembers Bill Cunningham

Cunningham spent nearly 40 years chronicling fashion and street style for the Times.<p>“It’s not work, it’s pleasure,” Bill Cunningham said a few years …

Bill Cunningham’s Big Gay Heart

Bill Cunningham, the 83-year-old originator of street-style photography, has probably never celebrated Valentine’s Day like the rest of us. In the …