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October 2017

Fashion and retail special. Adidas revival, architects go to jail and fashion conquers hiking. Peak performance!

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Editor’s letter

Far away from the hubbub at Midori House, the retail team has been working on one of our biggest – and best-smelling – product launches to date.

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The opener

Pedal power in Zürich, Singapore-style workouts, Detroit’s architectural resurgence and an unexpected tea accompaniment in Beijing: we’ve scoured the globe for our news round-up.

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Keeping it reel

In a vast archive deep in the Black Forest we meet the men charged with safeguarding German history.

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Material world

A firm in a small Dutch town is dressing the women of west Africa – and business is better than ever.

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The one-stop destination

In a world of increasingly identikit shops, Arthur Gerbi’s Paris store is a one-off: a quirky treasure house to linger in.

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Hero’s return

The Canadian diplomat who foiled a terror attack is back in the country of his forebears: Ireland.

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Defence briefing

Women in combat, builidng the new Air Force One in St Petersburg, China’s military presence in Tanzania and wars fought outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Cities briefing

Municipal regeneration in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, the biggest bicycle parking garage in the world opens in Utrecht and the New Orleans Greenway.

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Piece by piece

The Greek economy has been through a severe crisis but there are seeds of optimism at last. With strict monitoring to end next year, how robust will the country be by then?

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Market forces

Reports of the death of the shop have been greatly exaggerated. From a revitalised market town to rebooted city buildings, innovation and forward-thinking are breathing new life into bricks-and-mortar retail.

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On the market

In the past year the retail landscape has benefited from discerning rethinks, ambitious new concepts and smart shopping solutions. Here are our picks.

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Cross to bear

As director-general of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Yves Daccord has learnt to take a calm approach to life-or-death decisions.

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Hume with a view

Turner Prize-nominated artist Gary Hume – lauded by the art world and a wider audience alike – is known for his vibrant high-gloss creations.

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Master of reinvention

We visit the Beijing studio of Zeng Fanzhi, the Chinese artist who usually prefers to let his work do the talking. Fortunately he was willing to have a conversation with Monocle, in which we cover changing styles, perpetual…

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