Luxury goods exports see huge rise, reports Rebecca Gonsalves from Milan Fashion Week
Few items of clothing have the stature or symbolism to warrant a 60th anniversary celebration. But that’s the star treatment that Gucci’s horsebit loafer received, with the launch of a dedicated exhibition at the brand’s museum in Florence.
Main image: eclectic bronze shoe door stop by Tom Dixon, £145, Selfridges; selection of frames, from £5, John Lewis
Time for a change? From dive-proof to dainty, here's our pick of bang up-to-the-minute wrist candy
It was clear at the Gucci show in Milan today which sectors are not yet feeling the pinch, with a series of red carpet dresses to tempt celebrities ahead of this weekend’s Oscars ceremony, and an autumn collection of velvet, silk and brocade separates that will play well among the label’s luxury-focussed clientele in China.
Is it possible for men to dress for a night on the town without reaching for a rented tux or a novelty waistcoat? Yes, says the expert Adam Welch
Tomas Maier is the minimalist mastermind whose quietly luxurious collections for Bottega Veneta have been captivating fans since 2001. This season, he turns his hand to an understated but important accessory: fragrance. The new Bottega perfume has notes of bergamot, patchouli and jasmine to create a memorable and classic scent, which is nonetheless kept current through the startling beauty of Nine d'Urso, daughter of model Inès de la Fressange, who is the fresh face of the campaign. bottegaveneta.co.uk
Gucci is 90, and to mark its birthday, the luxury label is paying homage to the classic designs that made it great, says Susannah Frankel
It's the awards season, when the neurotic worlds of film and fashion collide. Here, Hollywood insiders Ruthanna Hopper and Amanda Goldberg offer an eye-popping insight into the orgy of vanity and greed that inevitably ensues