Jil Sander Pre-Fall 2021

Fashion is about necessity and pleasure — the need to get dressed (unless you belong to a nudist colony, that is) and the joy of owning beautiful things and expressing oneself through clothes and accessories. While they couldn’t ignore what…

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When Music Is on Your Holiday List

Online subscriptions and charity donations are easy ways to give the gift of sound this year. By Rachel Felder In a holiday season when it may not be possible to hand someone a CD or a boxed set of vinyl,…

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The Goodbye Hug Was Just the Beginning

Mili Shah did not see the hug coming. “It was a lanky, awkward, goodbye hug that really surprised me,” said Ms. Shah, 30, the executive director of corporate strategy at Sumitovant Biopharma, a biotech company in New York. The hug…

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Fashion Awards 2020: A Manifesto for Change

LONDON — There was no glitz and glam this year: No more red-carpet gowns, paparazzi flashes, pop-star performances or after parties. Instead, on Thursday night, just as the U.K. was coming out of lockdown, the British Fashion Council released a 30-minute…

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Kerry O’Brien in Command

Commando isn’t a shy word. Kerry O’Brien isn’t a shy person. She speaks her mind, and describes business moves using the terminology of battle — acting with “bravery”; going “on the offensive.” So co-opting the cheeky double entendre as the…

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Weaving Centuries of Skill Into Silk

KYOTO, Japan — Japanese people traditionally have not worn the kind of gold and gemstone jewelry common in Western societies. “Back in the day, one way high-society people used to distinguish themselves from the common people was kimono,” said Masataka…

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