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Examples from the Marilyn line of T-shirts

Back in fashion after 50 years – Marilyn

The Hollywood sex symbol died in 1962 but one label believes she can still tempt teen shoppers

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The Highland pouch was given a Victorian makeover

Scotsman's sporran doomed by European ban on sealskins

Friday, 25 July 2008

The Highland kilt must rank as one of the most distinctive and manly items of clothing that the world has ever seen. But it has no pockets. Braveheart warrior types, though, were never going to resort to carrying some kind of proto man bag. So the sealskin sporran was born.

Renzo Rosso, the owner of Diesel, has bought a majority share of the Viktor & Rolf company

Injection of Diesel to drive Viktor & Rolf around globe

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Just as the Dutch design pairing, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, are wowing London with a show featuring probably the world's most glamorous doll's house, it was announced that they have sold a majority shareholding in their company to Renzo Rosso, owner and founder of Diesel

Yves Saint Laurent's love of 20th-century art inspired his Mondrian dress

£300m: Fashion king's art collection in sale of century

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Auction houses go to war for the right to stage the biggest private-owner sale ever

Victoria Beckham has launched a successful jeans collection for the label Rock and Republic

It's in the jeans: Classic labels lose to celebrity brands

Sunday, 13 July 2008

A younger generation of buyers is swapping Levi Strauss, Wrangler and Lee for lines by Victoria Beckham and P Diddy, writes Rachel Shields

Levi's profit plunges 98 per cent as young shun its jeans

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Levi Strauss's second-quarter net income plunged 98 per cent because of weak sales of Dockers and Levi's. The company – which began making its famous jeans in San Francisco in 1853 and which is one of the world's largest brand names in clothing – is considering moving its headquarters and all 1,000 employees across the Bay Bridge to Oakland to save money.

Under the agreement, Brinkley will give Cook $2.1 million but keep 18 properties in the Hamptons that were at dispute.

Christie Brinkley settles divorce case

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children

Paul Smith says Italian factories offer 'amazing tailoring'

Why British brands are beating a path to Italy

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Rachel Shields finds top labels turning away from the sweatshops of China

The gown recalled the iconic cage dress made for Grace Jones

Facchinetti serves up elegant ode to luxury for Valentino

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Alessandra Facchinetti's first haute couture show for Valentino was an ode to refined luxury. The house's new creative director, who took the reins after Valentino Gharavani retired in January, succeeded in showcasing the skills of the atelier while exercising a modern restraint.

Acreation by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris yesterday

Lagerfeld inspired by 'organ pipes and music'

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The haute couture collections are the ultimate advertisement for a fashion house, a vision of glamour infusing more affordable products such as perfume with a desirable cachet.

John Galliano for Christian Dior, autumn/winter 2009 haute couture show

Galliano makes elegant case for haute couture

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

John Galliano, the Christian Dior designer, kicked off the round of couture shows in Paris yesterday with an elegant visual argument for haute couture's place in the modern world

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