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This section covers the business side of the luxury industries, looking at style in its business context and analysing trends in people’s consumer and lifestyle habits.
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Homegrown designers flourish abroad but only if they promote themselves
Consumers signal a preference for quality and transparency over the place of production
The presence of Cindy Chao jewellery at a charity auction at Frieze Art Fair highlights the trend for cross-collecting
A mixed-heritage Ghanaian, a Hong Konger and a Jordanian find success in different cultures
The Swiss laboratory attempts to build consumer confidence via numerical ratings based on the 100-point wine-scoring scale
The British designer’s flair for ornamentation has taken her to the Paris and New York catwalks
London’s jewellery quarter was knocked by the pandemic but new premises and different ways of working help its revival
Emerging talents are producing innovative, dynamically coloured high jewellery pieces
A traceable supply chain from the Cononish mine may command a premium, but the native metal is in high demand
An impressive piece of micro-engineering developed around the McLaren Speedtail’s distinctive ‘teardrop’ silhouette
From the ‘Rolex Rippers’ to street thugs, crooks like an expensive watch because it is easy to pass on. Database is helping the trade to fight back
The woman behind the Jacqueline’s Choice events picks items including a stylish Emmeline necklace and a Barbara Crowe bangle bought in the Sixties
Nicholas Bowman-Scargill went from Rolex to Asda while restarting his great-grandfather’s 175-year-old watch company
Pascal Raffy bought out the venerable Swiss brand after being besotted with its watches
‘Men aspire to that quintessential male image. If a superstar is comfortable wearing a brooch they are too’
Luxury houses have looked beyond traditional European launches and expanded digital channels
Rule changes have created a bureaucratic burden for sellers to France or Spain in particular
Last year’s cancellation of VIP events because of the pandemic also forced a pivot to new business initiatives
Consultant and collector Helen Drutt is most impressed by jewellery that stops her in her tracks
The jeweller and judge on the British talent show says its educational impact has been huge
Closing a third of shops and removing €200m of old stock was needed to start over
New industry body aims to galvanise sector, though the ‘British’ tag is often a misnomer
From mint to teal to aqua, the colour green has captured the imagination of most brands
Despite greater opportunities and strong networks, funding is among challenges that remain
Their name may lack romance, but the stones are proving to be popular playmates to more costly faceted gems, providing colour and scale