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Dapper men snapping up Burberry's smart tailoring and accessories helped the luxury brand report forecast-beating sales yesterday.

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At the end of the three-nations menswear marathon through London, Milan and Paris, it felt appropriate that Kenzo showed its latest collection in a circus, and in the round. Because with all its flashy showmanship, juggling acts and razzle-dazzle, fashion feels like a circus sometimes; and we often see the same ideas go around, and around.

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Branding: Where have all of Mark Cavendish’s vowels gone?

The Tour de France rider launches CVNDSH range of cycling gear

Number of female executives at FTSE 100 companies is falling despite efforts to boost women in industry

Female Tory MPs call on major call on major firms to publish detailed information on how many women they employ

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There’s an air of David Hockney, but Burberry fails to make a bigger splash

For true fashion fans – which includes the best (but not all) of the fashion press – the international collections are an arena into which new ideas are born. It’s about change, renewal and growth. That makes it sound a little like Carrousel in Logan’s Run.

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Laura Ashley fashion is frozen out

Laura Ashley has blamed the cold weather in March and April for weak fashion sales, which took the shine off a healthy performance from its home furnishings.

Pay cut leaves Burberry boss Angela Ahrendts on £6.8m

Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts has seen her annual pay more than halve but still collected a £6.8 million windfall, the company’s annual report showed today.

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Emma Hill: Designer who made Mulberry a global player packs her bags for good

Creative director is credited with turning the Somerset-based firm into an international fashion powerhouse

Graduate Fashion Week 2013: In a class of their own

The creative pizazz of our  homegrown talent is the subject  of worldwide acclaim. Among  the good, the bad and the ugly  of Graduate Fashion Week 2013,  Rebecca Gonsalves pinpoints  the design stars of the future

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