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House of style

We met founder of menswear brand Bode in sunnier times. But her message is for now: if you want to be resilient, keep production close to home.

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Fashion

A look at brands, such as Tod’s and Stòffa,that are active online – and need your support.

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Branching out

A blossom-season stroll in Tokyo calls for fine knits in fresh colours, utility-inspired outer layers and touches of soft tailoring.

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Icing on the cake

Experiences, from hotels and high-end restaurants to exclusive balls and rallies (and yes, some cakes) are helping luxury brands connect with more of our lives – and stand out from the pack.

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Breaking news

Want to crack America? Fashion showrooms are the engines under the shining chassis of the industry. And Stella Ishii runs one of the most influential on the block.

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Red shoe diaries

As a major Paris exhibition shows Christian Louboutin’s body of work, we talk to the designer about the benefits of owning your own maison, shifts within the fashion industry and how he keeps his label fresh.

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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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April in Paris

Spring is in the air and where better to look for inspiration to step out in style than the City of Light?

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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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Café society

Austria’s coffee shops might have changed little over the years but they are still venues that inspire thought, conversation and refinement. All the more reason to ensure that you look the part.

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Making the cut

Rejina Pyo’s eponymous label was struggling to take off but a bold last-ditch collection launched the brand sky high.

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Time to be bold

If your new year’s resolution is to see more, then these smart but relaxed looks (with pockets aplenty and lots of layers) are your ally for visits to galleries, restaurants and shopping expeditions.

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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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