How rapid change is reshaping the tradition-soaked luxury sector in Europe and beyond.

Thom Browne: The Five Hundred Million Dollar Man

Twenty years ago, people laughed at him in his shrunken grey suit. Now he’s showing haute couture in Paris, publishing a weighty monograph on his career, and chairing the CFDA. Who’s laughing now?

How Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli Harnesses the Power of Colour

The designer has made deft experimentation with colour a hallmark of his aesthetic at the Roman house. Previously known for its signature red, Valentino has expanded its palette under Piccioli — from blistering magenta to dusty electric blues — turning the use of colour into a powerful brand signifier in the process.

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Harvey Nichols Appoints New CEO

Harvey Nichols has named Julia Goddard chief executive following the departure of Manju Malhotra — who held the post for 25 years — in late 2023.

Balmain Names New CEO

French fashion house Balmain has appointed Matteo Sgarbossa as chief executive, effective May 6.