Contributors / Jamie Waters

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Elevated living

Denser cities with ever-taller towers have made lift manufacturers’ businesses shoot up. But will pandemic woes and people fleeing to suburbs bring the trade to a juddering stop? No, say the key players, but do expect…

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Jacket in

After a year of athleisure, will men ever be lured back to tailoring? Yes, say designers, but only by the likes of the ‘easy jacket’.

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Call of the wild

Natural-history programmes are kings of the televisual jungle. But are they telling the whole story?

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Crystal ball

With the world in a state of upheaval, forecasting firms are helping to show us the future – but can they?

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Work in progress

Fifty years ago architects started to reimagine the office, wondering how it could become a more inspiring, democratic environment. Half a century later, as we prepare for another shake-up of the workplace, we look at the…

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Pet’s corner

Months of lockdown-induced reflection brought about a new career direction for ‘Washington Post’ fashion critic Robin Givhan. Her favourite diversion is a day with her dog in a Capitol Hill cemetery.

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On the right track?

Where’s my parcel? How far have I run? Where have I been? The desire to track and trace everything is booming. But have we become slaves to these apps and devices – and do they really deliver on their promises?

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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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