• Are you ready for the 'male twinset'?
    Finance
    The Telegraph

    Are you ready for the 'male twinset'?

    In the teeth of the UK’s temperamental weather, it might seem a tad early to be recognising one of the key summer trends, but the arrival of the blouson into even the most risk-averse male wardrobe is a multi-layered moment, both figuratively and practically.

  • Why New Yorkers are lining up to climb a stairway to nowhere and see inside Frida Kahlo’s closet
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    The Telegraph

    Why New Yorkers are lining up to climb a stairway to nowhere and see inside Frida Kahlo’s closet

    This Friday’s opening of Vessel, a maze-like ‘park’ at the nucleus of the Hudson Yards development, is spring’s hottest ticket. Thomas Heatherwick’s design rivals the High Line for Manhattan promenading, and while it may not feel cool to climb the 2,500 stairs (154 flights!) around its 80 landings in NYC’s summer heat, the waiting list is long.

  • From flat shoes to beautiful acrobatics, five talking points from the Dior couture show
    Style
    The Telegraph

    From flat shoes to beautiful acrobatics, five talking points from the Dior couture show

    Next week, the largest Dior retrospective ever mounted in Britain opens in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. 'Dior, Designer of Dreams' is set to be a cultural highlight of 2019. Pity Dior’s incumbent designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has to compete with the shock and awe of Dior’s 1947 New Look and make current Dior seem equally as exciting and glamorous.

  • White suits and 'regalitarian' wardrobes: men's style predictions for 2019
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    The Telegraph

    White suits and 'regalitarian' wardrobes: men's style predictions for 2019

    Fashion decries formulae, but there is no getting away from the fact that right now menswear is marching to a particularly strident beat, laid down by a phalanx of designers, some of whom have themselves been on manoeuvres (Kim Jones replacing the Berluti-bound Kris van Assche at Dior, his seat at Louis Vuitton filled by Virgil Abloh), in what was a busy 2018 for the LVMH corporate carousel.

  • Why Louis Vuitton's parent company bagged a hotel chain
    Finance
    Alanna Petroff

    Why Louis Vuitton's parent company bagged a hotel chain

    Louis Vuitton's parent company LVMH bagged itself a deal on Friday, buying the global hotel group Belmond for $2.6bn.