Tinie Tempah was one of the celebrity names at Newbury yesterday, jockeys' temper one of the talking points. An incident in which Timmy Murphy was injured after coming to blows with fellow-rider Dominic Elsworth on Friday is to be investigated by the British Horseracing Horseracing Authority, with a hearing scheduled for Thursday. The men could face charges of bringing the sport into disrepute.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Hermes raised forecasts for revenues this year amid growing demand for its scarves, accessories and leather bags, in a reminder of the luxury goods company's attraction for rival LVMH, whose advances Hermes is trying to fend off.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Viviane Reding the EU's gender equality commissioner, warned last week that Europe will suffer if it does not promote more women to top positions because of a shortage of talent across an ageing continent.
Saturday 16 July 2011
Philo single-handedly turned around the fortunes of a Paris fashion house. Then she quit it all to start a family. Now, heading up another grand French brand, she's back in the game – and determined to play it her way
Tuesday 19 April 2011
LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods group, posted sparkling first-quarter sales figures for all of its businesses. The maker of Moët et Chandon champagne and Louis Vuitton handbags saw its sales grow by 17 per cent to €5.25bn (£4.6bn) over the three months, and reported "strong momentum" in the US, Europe and Asia. Revenues for watches and jewellery surged by 28 per cent.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Spanish luxury leather specialist Loewe is embarking on a global roll out of a store design by fashion's favourite architect, Peter Marino, despite being hit by the Japanese disaster.
Saturday 02 April 2011
There is a pole at the fashion house that bears the name of New York's socialite designer Marc Jacobs, but it is of the dancing – rather than greasy – variety. And employees seeking advancement had better not mind looking at gay porn with the boss.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Spanish luxury brand Loewe, part of French giant LVMH, is embarking on a global roll-out of a new store design by retail architect supremo Peter Marino. This week it opened in Mount Street, London, following its debut in Valencia. Loewe chief executive Lisa Montague (left) is working with creative director Stuart Vevers to improve and widen the brand's appeal. Locations next on the list for the new design are Barcelona, Madrid, China, Japan and Taiwan.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Thursday 10 March 2011
The final day of Paris fashion week brought with it collars, corsetry and cuffs on the catwalk
Monday 07 March 2011
From Dior to Hermès, the Paris fashion scene is feeling the pressure of big business
Saturday 05 March 2011
Hermes, the French luxury goods label, yesterday became the latest top-end retailer to publish results suggesting this segment of the market is immune to economic fears.
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