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Royal Salute World Polo brings the sport of kings to the people of China

When Royal Salute whisky joins forces with the Tang Polo Club in Beijing something magical happens – the elite sport of kings becomes a frolic that …

Perfectly chic Christmas gifts from Quintessentially Asia magazine

Luxury is an experience and the best brands create beautiful products that become an intimate part of life’s narrative. Quintessentially Asia’s …

Amanresorts Opens Tokyo Hot Springs Hotel Amid Shareholder Spat

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Francesca Amfitheatrof's elegant expression of modern femininity brings the power of simplicity to Tiffany

I first met Francesca Amfitheatrof at her home in London. She was living in a lovely property in Hoxton, with her husband and two children. White …

The Online Retailer's Christmas Wish List: More Data, More Analytics, More Bandwidth

The turkey leftovers are long gone and the holiday shopping season is moving into crunch mode. And though Thanksgiving-weekend retail sales were a …

Furla's CEO chooses bare faced chic for China

The Furlanetto family has been making elegant handbags in Bologna for over 85 years and they are now making their boldest move to date, launching an …

Guerlain rebuilds a fragrant legend in Paris

The Fashionable Truth’s editor in Chief Daniel Jeffreys had the chance to make a private visit to the recently restored and renovated historic …

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NEW MASTERPIECES FROM TIFFANY & CO. AS FRANCESCA AMFITHEATROF SPREADS HER WINGS

Amfitheatrof combined a mixture of custom cut princess, baguette and round brilliant diamonds for the collection’s necklaces and bracelets. Defining …

The Scottish wunderkind Christopher Kane is ready for the premier league

There is a select group of designers who are consistently ahead of trends and whose work is avidly followed by the rest of the fashion community. …

For explorers IWC have watches that are rugged and beautiful

The sea and sky represent a harsh environment for watches but IWC-Schaffhausen has made their reputation creating timepieces that are a match for the …

In China Hermès is searching for success with a powerful set of tools

THE LUXURY COMPANY HERMèS HAS BEEN CREATING LEATHER ACCESSORIES FOR 175 YEARS, FROM ITS BIRTH AS A SADDLEMAKER TO ITS LATE 20TH CENTURY REINVENTION …

Louis Vuitton titan Yves Carcelle dies at 66

<b>Yves Carcelle, architect of Louis Vuitton’s ascendancy, dies of cancer at 66. Daniel Jeffreys remembers a genius of marketing and luxury whose loss</b> …

Loro Piana, famed for its cashmere has now bred lambs that yield the finest woolen fibres in the world

Merino wool fibres of less than 15 microns<p>The best Merino sheep have long been prized for the exceptional quality of their wool. In times past …

Christian Dior brings its Spring/Summer 2014 couture show to Hong Kong

The Kowloon waterfront became a magic garden on Wednesday night, courtesy of Christian Dior, writes Daniel Jeffreys. A glamorous coterie of guests …

Polo takes centre stage in the brand identity of two iconic British companies

Andrew Lloyd Webber made a fortune with tunes based on T.S.Eliot’s Cats but it was four legged creatures of a more muscular type that frolicked …

In Asia suits are still a potent weapon in the stylish man's armoury

<b>Like Eve’s Apple, the men’s two-piece has almost become taboo, a clothing combination emasculated by casual Friday and Americans who dress like five</b> …

Raf Simons explores the deep codes of Dior with his Spring/Summer 2013 collection

When John Galliano ran Dior he was a Godly figure worshipped by his boss, LVMH chief Bernard Arnault. After he fell, dashed Satan-like into dark …

In London Stephen Webster makes celebrity jewelry a rock and roll art form

Webster’s high jewellery collection is known for its bright stones<p>Stephen Webster is the king of celebrity jewelers but his wedding rings for Madonna …

A book celebrating 100 years of photography at Condé Nast is a masterpiece of the visual arts

<b>What is the mark of a truly great fashion photograph? When it makes you shiver, says Sarah Mower. A new book shows the most sublime from the past 100</b> …

Classy Hermès put humor at the heart of their new designs

Hermès has developed an enviable reputation for raising the bar on luxury, taking refinement and good taste to ever-higher levels, but it’s also a …

DIOR HOMME BRINGS GREAT TAILORING AND SEARING TECHNO TO SHANGHAI

<b>The Long Museum in Shanghai’s West Bund is usually home to collections of Modern Chinese art, but on Friday April 18 it played host to creativity of</b> …

Nicolas Ghesquière's debut collection for Louis Vuitton was inspired

With petite-malle bags and architectural dresses Nicolas Ghesquière created a new Louis Vuitton woman and swept away the Marc Jacobs’ years.<p><i>TFT</i>‘s …

Wrist attachment, URWERK, Geneva

URWERK’s UR‑210<p>[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]atch fans can now buy a timepiece that gives them feedback on the state of their relationship. The …

Donatella Versace takes her story to a new generation

Provocative, controversial, daring and fearless — that’s what Versace stands for, Donatella tells Claudia Croft. So how does she communicate that to …

Romeo Gigli falls in love with fashion again at Joyce

To have John Galliano and Romeo Gigli working again is a dream come true, but that’s not because <i>The Fashionable Truth</i> is a nostalgic romantic with …