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Big in Japan

Japan is known for its wealth of high-quality fashion brands but which is leading the pack? Here are three Tokyo standouts.

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Process power

The Japanese fashion industry’s dedication to perfecting production techniques has set the bar for manufacturing excellence. How did this celebration of the specifics come to define the country’s exacting output?

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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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Cold comfort

Offset those winter blues, greens and browns with flourishes of yellow and red – and layer up against the chill with oversized coats and snug knits.

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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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Digital native

Andrea Panconesi took his Florentine boutique online when Google was still a new thing. Today LuisaViaRoma is a leading global player – and its founder is making plans to shake up the industry further.

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Keep your cool

There’s a chill in the air but that doesn’t mean you should hibernate. Bright knits and luxurious layers will help you face whatever the weather throws at you.

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All worked up

That chill in the air is a perfect excuse to layer up offset rakish suiting with soft pastels and be brazen with those bangles.

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Cult leader

Dover Street Market and Commes des Garçons CEO Adrian Joffe sheds light on the high-fashion haven’s inner workings.

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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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Looking fly

Jeans: an essential item that are as practical as they are fashionable. Smart, casual or somewhere in between – our picks for men and women will never fall out of favour.

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From farm to face

Creating cosmetics from surplus farming produce is the latest trend in agriculture. We meet the folk sowing the seeds.

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Crest of a wave

Noah may have surf/street roots but it’s delivering a sophisticated retail model based on community, transparency and some colourful clothes.

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Sweet spot

Thomas Eckström / Shoppers want quality at the right price. Meet the brands creating a market where nothing costs more than €500. Thomas Eckström /

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Up tempo

An elegant chronograph raises the tone of even the most refined occasion. A big hand, please, for our guide to keeping perfect time.

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Top of the class

Tel Aviv’s Shenkar College is one of the world’s best fashion schools, where design skills and technical nous go hand in hand. But what happens after graduation?

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Fashion

LA’s menswear upstart, an impressive new perfume shop and a beloved designer making a comeback.

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The fashion files

As autumn heads our way, it’s back to the office. Feelgood fabrics and elegant accessories will help you look the part.

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