Thoroughly Modern Maier

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Overview

  Tomas Maier marks 15 years at the helm of Bottega Veneta — itself 50 years old — and discusses the role of heritage and tradition in a rapidly changing industry.   SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Tomas Maier

Designer and Luxury

Tomas Maier Brings Artisan Craftsmanship to Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier balances the venerable house’s luxury roots with artisan craftsmanship and a distinctive design spirit.

clock September 21, 2016Bridget Foley

Designer and Luxury

Ones to Watch at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2017

Big changes at a number of established brands are resulting in fresh faces at the design helms and new directions for spring.

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Antonio Marras

Designer and Luxury

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2017 Designer Inspirations

Creative directors share previews and inspirations behind their spring lines.

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Designer and Luxury

Giorgio Armani Spotlights Athletics in New Exhibition

Giorgio Armani’s fascination with sports, the commitment it entails and its value system, are channeled into a new photo exhibition called “Emotions of the Athletic Body.”

clock September 22, 2016Luisa Zargani

The Dsquared2 store in Madrid.

Designer and Luxury

Italian Designers Emphasize Customer Engagement

As Milan fashion gets ready for its big stage, designers and executives emphasize that the way to battle economic woes is to communicate brands’ strengths and engage with consumers — and they’re finding numerous ways to do just that.

clock September 22, 2016Luisa Zargani

proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro hernandez abandoned their usual evening slot for an afternoon show, with tight quarters giving their audience an up-close view of their intricate fabrics and intense constructions. “It’s about the creativity and pushing fashion,” Hernandez said

Fashion Trends

The Power of Small: Intimate Moments at NYFW

A dichotomy percolated during New York Fashion Week, between social-media-friendly extravaganza and in-person intimacy.

clock September 22, 2016Bridget Foley

Rainey Qualley

People

Rainey Qualley Sets Sights on Pop Domination

In the last six months, she’s been toiling away at renovation and rebirth, starting with adopting a new artist name: Rainsford.

clock September 22, 2016Leigh Nordstrom

Dianora Salviati

Designer and Luxury

Designer Dianora Salviati Weaving Her Way Through History

Designer Dianora Salviati’s caftans might be new, but they have a long lineage behind them.

clock September 28, 2016Luisa Zargani

A rendering of the crafts exhibit on display at Milan’s MUDEC.

Fashion Features

Italian Fashion Industry Mount Exhibition of Artisanal Skills, Technology

The Italian fashion industry and government agencies are mounting an extensive exhibition to promote the nation’s artisanal skills and technological innovations.

clock September 28, 2016Luisa Zargani

Textiles from Left: Tollegno 1900 and Bonotto

Fashion Features

Italian Mills Adjust to Accommodate Ath-leisure

Italian mills are adjusting their offers to accommodate casual and ath-leisure fashion for fall 2017 and beyond.

clock September 28, 2016Sofia Celeste

Hood by Air

Accessory Trends

First Look New York Accessories

Straight from the runway, here are some of the most newsworthy accessories seen in New York.

clock September 28, 2016Roxanne Robinson

Bath & Body Works has steadily siphoned fragrance business.

Fragrance

Mass Market Fragrance’s Great Disappearing Act

Can the mass market fragrance business be saved from extinction?

clock September 30, 2016Faye Brookman

Ryohei Kawanishi (Left), and a look from Landlord.

Mens Designer Luxury

Ryohei Kawanishi’s Landlord Stands Out in Crowded Men’s Market

Ryohei Kawanishi used to think men’s wear was boring — until he created Landlord.

clock September 30, 2016Aria Hughes

Inside Dimore Studio’s headquarters in Milan.

Fashion Features

The Distinct Design Ethos of Dimore Studio

The Milan-based firm has created spaces for Dsquared2, Fendi, Boglioli and other high-end fashion brands.

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Essentialist

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Manish Chandra, Poshmark

Business

Poshmark Slumps After Big IPO Increase

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Social Studies

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