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Ana Santi

It takes more than product to breed success in fashion – it takes character, too

19 April 2014 | By

At Debenhams’ press briefing on Wednesday morning, chief executive Michael Sharp said “product remains at the heart of what we do”.

Talking Shop

As customer behaviour changes, so should you

16 April 2014

Tracy-Anne Fraser, is the owner of Somerset-based womenswear stores Grace at No 5 and The Frock Shop, and a member of the Fashion Association of Britain (FAB).

Ian Humphris

Pick up some lessons from the supermarket

16 April 2014

Ian Humphris, joint managing director of marketing consultancy Life Agency.

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Harvey Nichols’ web relaunch is a simple success

11 April 2014 | By

This week saw the relaunch of www.harveynichols.com. Drapers Keely Stocker gives her verdict.

Eric Musgrave

For all the cleverness of investors, great store staff make a business

12 April 2014 | By

The foot soldiers of fashion retail were put into the spotlight on Tuesday evening at the awards dinner for the We Love Retail competition, run by property company Hammerson.

Steve Sidkin

Russian action shows need for an exit strategy

10 April 2014

Stephen Sidkin chairs the Fashion Law Group at law firm Fox Williams.

Victoria Suffield

A real world outing is a refreshing experience

10 April 2014

Victoria Suffield, owner of lifestyle retailer The Hambledon in Winchester, Hampshire.

Eric Musgrave

Scottish independence vote comes down to pragmatism versus romanticism

5 April 2014 | By

In five months we will know the future shape of the United Kingdom. The referendum on independence for Scotland is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 18.

Becci Cornelius

Tune into global influences then adapt to them

3 April 2014

Becci Cornelius, Owner of Ann’s Cottage Surf Shops, which has nine stores in Cornwall.

Donna North

New Look is on trend for push into new markets

3 April 2014

Donna Kelly, Co-founder of fashion recommendation website Dressipi.

Eric Musgrave

Whether step by step or brick by brick, real progress is being made

27 March 2014 | By

One of the best parts of my job is being involved in the various Drapers awards that recognise excellence and creativity in our business.

Graeme Moran

Google Glass sees its future with Ray-Ban

5 April 2014 | By

For many, Ray-Ban is arguably the most iconic sunglasses brand around today - what’s cooler than James Dean in Wayfarers in Rebel Without a Cause or Tom Cruise’s aviators in Top Gun?

Paul Weller and Phil Bickley

VIDEO: Paul Weller and Phil Bickley launch Real Stars Are Rare Video

10 March 2014 | By

Singer Paul Weller and Phil Bickley, owner of London menswear independent Tonic, have teamed up to launch a new menswear label, Real Stars Are Rare.

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A new dawn at Louis Vuitton: Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut

5 March 2014 | By

This morning saw French designer Nicolas Ghesquière make his debut at LVMH-owned Louis Vuitton.

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London Fashion Week: street style autumn 14

20 February 2014 | By

You’ve seen the best looks and leading trends on the catwalk, but London’s other top inspiration comes from women on the street.

Practical and fashionable the new Hunter Originals outerwear

London Fashion Week: Best Buys

19 February 2014 | By

Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran picks out the emerging trends and top buys from LFW.

Burberry Prorsum

London fashion week: Day four highlights

18 February 2014 | By

Bright shades bring life to the fourth day of LFW.

London Fashion Week day two

London Fashion Week Video: What was your favourite show from day two? Video

18 February 2014

Featuring Burberry, Roksanda, David Koma & Michael van der Ham.

Marios Schwab

London Fashion Week: a different view

17 February 2014 | By

Fashion illustrator Damien Cuypers has teamed up with the British Fashion Council and online file sharing site WeTransfer to bring a different view of London Fashion Week.

Topshop Unique

London Fashion Week: day three highlights

17 February 2014 | By

Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran’s stand out shows from the third day at LFW.

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London Fashion Week: day two highlights

16 February 2014 | By

Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran’s second day of shows at LFW.

Fyodor Golan

London Fashion Week: day one highlights

15 February 2014 | By

Associate fashion editor Graeme Moran breaks down the highlights from the first day of shows at LFW.