Contributors / Natalie Theodosi

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Ring the changes

Luxury shops can often resemble department stores. Cartier’s local approach is a jewel in its crown.

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Slow and steady

Iceland’s gentler approach to life has resulted in a unique creative scene that moves with its own rhythms. As outerwear brand 66°North steps onto the global stage, we find out what can it teach the world about Nordic-style…

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Embrace the chaos

Turbulent times call for bold decisions, says Pietro Beccari, the chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture, who has tripled the luxury firm’s revenues.

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Material effect

Renewing a heritage brand takes a special kind of vision. As the newly installed head of fashion house Hugo Boss, Daniel Grieder explains how he is balancing traditional tailoring with innovative technology to create a…

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Wearing in

From the very best in running gear (and running routes) to hip fashion meccas in the coolest part of town, via snug and stylish shoes and eye-catching accessories, our global gamut of gear is sure to fit right in with your…

Global

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Making history

Following its founding principle of ‘craft in motion’, Italian luxury house Bottega Veneta is combining artisanal tradition and a playful sense of modernity to stake its place in fashion’s highest echelons.

Global

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Style directory

Autumn is all about more – more layers, more options, more fun. So embrace the impending elemental challenges with a sense of excitement, knowing that the right clothes will see you conquer them with ease. We bring you a…

Global

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Flights of fancy

Dries Van Noten made his name as part of the ‘Antwerp Six’, a grouping that put Belgian designers on the map in the 1980s. Now he’s thinking big again after selling a stake in his business to Puig. Here he tells Monocle…

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25 things to make you happy

Summer is all about taking a break and doing the things that enhance your quality of life. And we’ve devised a modest checklist of ideas to set you on the right course – to make life just a bit nicer. So grab your swimmers…

Global

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Best-case scenario

How a commitment to Italian craft and smart collaborations revived a long-dormant heritage trunk-maker.

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Better together

An acquisitive Hungarian believes he has the recipe for central Europe’s first luxury group. Here’s his plan...

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