Matthew Williamson, the fashion designer famous for his friendships with stars including Kate Moss and Sienna Miller, plans to restructure and grow his business this year, after it made £1.6m pre-tax loss in 2012.
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Monday 01 November 2010
Drum roll please for what might be the chic-est thing the Indy fashion desk have ever seen: Chanel No.5 soap.
Monday 25 October 2010
LVMH, the conglomerate behind Louis Vuitton, Dom Pérignon and Tag Heuer, has made a dramatic swoop on its French rival, Hermès.
Monday 11 October 2010
A British clothing supplier has won a four-year trademark battle against the fashion giant Lacoste, in a significant case that gives hope to smaller companies facing legal challenges from big corporates with deep pockets.
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Hermès lifted its full-year sales growth target on the back of surprisingly strong second-quarter figures, providing further evidence of a bigger-than-expected rebound in the luxury goods market.
Friday 13 November 2009
The young French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin proves particularly adept here at extracting the maximum impact from a series of Ravel waltzes and "miniatures", most notably the second suite from Daphnis et Chloé. The lushly rendered first movement's evocative sunrise music is simply gorgeous, with glimmers of cello leading to a glorious orchestral sunburst, tailing into wistfully pastoral oboe, while there are traces of the eastern flavour of the Bolero discernible in the second movement's flute arabesques and underscoring harp arpeggios.
Download this: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2
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Monday 15 September 2008
Plants have got very different rules of attraction to human beings, for one simple reason: they can't move.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
The French luxury goods brand Hermès posted a set of credit-crunch-defying revenues for its second quarter yesterday, boosted by soaring sales of its trademark leather goods, silk and perfumes.
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Tuesday 20 June 1995
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