Contributors / Jamie Waters

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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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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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Pack leader

The great outdoors is having a moment and Snow Peak hopes its fashionable pitch can turn this into a movement.

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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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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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The spring manifesto

With the arrival of longer days, it’s the perfect time for a wardrobe edit – so let us introduce the brands, products and looks to savour this year. While we’re at it, we’ll put you in the know with the latest news from the…

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In sharp focus

Magrabi Retail is the biggest luxury eyewear firm in the Middle East. We meet the two visionary siblings at the helm of this hugely successful family-owned brand.

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Serious business

Is a slavish addiction to your smartphone bringing you down? Perhaps your career is less than fulfilling? If so, app developers and ‘happiness consultants’ think they can help. But are they really enough to keep you smiling…

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A single plan

He’s created a luxury behemoth from scratch and is determined to stay independent, outspoken and successful. Tom Ford talks sex, retail and trackpants.

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Battle of the bulge

No menswear item is more divisive than a pair of speedos. And opinions on ‘banana hammocks’ are informed by national psyche. We reveal all.

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Summit special

Mountainwear brand Amundsen Sports is hitting the heights with performance technology – and a hot take on the knickerbocker. We head into the hills with them.

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Creature comforts

Fashion brands are taking ownership of their supply chains and keeping an eye on the animals that provide their materials. We meet the menagerie contributing to the world’s wardrobes.

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