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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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Challenges grow for US family businesses to compete with big-box and online rivals
Designers have enjoyed both critical and commercial success from having their work on show at prestigious institutions
Rising demand from younger buyers is driving ethical jewellery making
From carbon fibre to aluminium, alternatives to precious metals are making their mark in high jewellery
Activists remain concerned with human rights and environmental issues as part of the mining process
Art jewellery collector Susan Cummins likes to get under the skin of makers to understand their processes
The brand’s chimes in with heritage theme in high-tech form
The 1970s Swiss quartz watches were a commercial flop but their bold designs are winning fans
A mix of digital and physical events is the future for the industry, says the watch fair’s boss
Explore a collection of pictorial deconstructions of high-end watches, alongside their brief history and quick analysis.
Choice of accessories can be loaded with meaning
Fashion deals keep luxury watch brands up with the times
Business has been good for online sellers, even those rooted in bricks and mortar, but adaptability has been crucial
Previously perceived as fast fashion, neon is now rubbing shoulders with precious stones in expensive designs
CEO Hélène Poulit-Duquesne and creative director Claire Choisne talk about giving the storied Paris jewellery house a contemporary boost
British designs entwined with the textile artist’s own story
Heirlooms for top female scientists symbolise history and the enduring nature of jewellery itself
The Swiss independent watchmaker generates sales by nurturing its customer base as a community
Chopard revives rare wrist watches aimed at wealthy connoisseurs
‘Finders’ use power of online networks to source luxury pieces, bypassing traditional dealers
Rising prices are increasing the appeal of this style
LVMH’s smallest watch brand covets a spot on the top 25 of Swiss makers by competing in the steel chronograph category
House of Lords peers join retailers to warn of ‘blow’ to business if VAT refunds are scrapped
Jewellers see end of run putting coloured stones back in front of collectors’ minds
Watchmaker aims to be more accessible digitally and physically, says its CEO