Contributors / Jamie Waters

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Looks to love

We’ve found the formula to greet sunny days: the perfect T-shirt, breezy cottons and light tailoring cut to fit just so. And don’t forget springy new kicks to ground your feelgood summer wardrobe.

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Custom made

Department stores have been around for 150 years but their standing has slipped of late. Yet, as the best of their kind still show us, it’s a versatile format that can deliver the goods.

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33. I miss my desk

Now that we’ve all proved we can work from home, are we done with the office? Not even remotely.

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46. Showing resolve

This year’s art and design graduates might have had their opportunity to display their work to the world snatched from their grasp but that is unlikely to affect their determination – and their teachers believe that it…

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47. Cutting it fine

There are few incentives to wear our finery while working from home. Designer Paula Gerbase says that we should emerge from the lockdown with renewed vigour to dress up and buy smart.

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48. Not just lip service

Fashion is often dismissed as an industry that ‘doesn’t save lives’. But now it has – and we should take notice.

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Front lines

Vivid swimwear, original Italian tailoring and a charitable collection are among the cuts and collaborations proving that fashion can keep its head in a crisis.

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Something to ad

Out-of-home advertising – one of the oldest forms of promotion – is thriving in the modern market.

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Lip service

With its new beauty métier, Hermès is hoping to capitalise on the booming demand for high-end cosmetics – starting with lipstick.

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Fine lines

Our review of the latest in all things luxe takes in Japan’s one-site-fits-all emporium, some Lebanese couture in London and a truly fashion-conscious accessory.

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Dressing the nation

We always have a little room in our wardrobes for Trachten and Dirndls – but there’s more to Austrian fashion than initially meets the eye. We visit three brands that are putting a new spin on age-old manufacturing tradi…

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Talking threads

It’s an industry where there’s always plenty to talk about. We brought together a fashion designer, a PR guru and a menswear buyer to discuss what direction it’s going in – and the challenges it faces.

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Mass movement

Uniqlo’s president of global creative explains why the brand is eschewing conventional marketing to create a luxury aura around products that are available to all.

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The autumn manifesto

The most exciting period in the fashion calendar is back, as jumpers, coats, woolly hats and chunky shoes are welcomed into the wardrobe for war with the elements.

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Flex time

Stretch your sports style beyond the functional and feel the burn of these go-faster brands.

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Still head over heels

As creative director of Hermès shoes, Pierre Hardy oversees a major part of the luxury brand’s €6bn-a-year empire. And while the footwear superstar is comfortable with the trainer’s market dominance, he’ll never step away…

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Happy place

Womenswear designer Rabih Kayrouz gives us a tour of his serene new boutique, housed in a fantastical 19th-century mansion.

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Ahead of the pack

Whether you’re making for the shore, the slopes or the city, these four dedicated travel shops have enough covetable stock to really stretch your baggage allowance.

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Athens Greece

Vouliagmeni is Athen’s wealthiest neighbourhood, where old-school rules. And now it has a revived hotel that’s set to pull in a jet-ski set.

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