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Lash out: This season it’s all or nothing

The perfect mascara is a girl’s best friend and luckily for us Spring/Summer 2016 there’s lashings of it. Sarah Young highlights the best way to achieve doll-like lashes

The Full Brazilian: Louis Vuitton comes to Rio for Cruise 2017

Louis Vuitton have opted to stage their latest Cruise fashion show in Rio de Janeiro - a decision announced last October, before presidential impeachment, the Zika virus and a collapsing currency plunged Brazil into turmoil. It forms a fascinating backdrop to the manoeuvres of a multi-billion pound corporation, says Alexander Fury

Graphic Design

Stripes and checks, tessellated or pixelated – graphic patterns, of all shapes, sizes and guises, have swamped accessories to become the must-have story of spring/summer 2016, says Sarah Young

Wear What When Why: Could discounting be the new luxury?

I wonder if Bicester Village is the future of fashion? For the uninitiated, I’m referring not to the sleepy Oxfordshire civil parish, but rather an adjacent shopping outlet  a friend of mine described as “Bond Street via Brookside,” the latter due to the quaint, parochial barn-styled building that house its shops, then former because of the shops themselves, running the gamut from Dior to Balenciaga to Fendi to Céline. The highest-profile absences are Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton - the CEO of the latter, Michael Burke, once disparagingly comment to me that outlets weren’t luxury. Which is a fair enough comment. They are big business though: 6.3 million customers flock to Bicester each year. 

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