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Bruce Mau: the world-class designer whose work continues to endure

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When Canadian designer Bruce Mau was invited to Guatemala to help reimagine the country’s future, they introduced him as Bruce, who was “going to redesign Guatemala”. Although this was a bit of a stretch, the scale at...

Right back at you: the Ugandan designer returning the west’s cast-offs

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When Bobby Kolade moved back to Uganda in 2018 after 13 years in the European fashion world, he was intent on joining the movement to ban secondhand clothes. The designer remembered buying used clothing at Uganda’s bi...

Nigeria meets Willy Wonka: inside designer Yinka Ilori’s new studio

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The clashing, freshly painted surfaces of Yinka Ilori’s new studio in west London serve as a colour palette for his design team. “I’ll sometimes find them looking around to find tones to apply to projects,” says the B...

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies, aged 73

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French designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, known for the powerful-shouldered, cinch-waisted silhouettes that reigned over fashion in the 1980s, died on Sunday at the age of 73 of “natural causes”, according to his agent....

Fashion designer Gabriela Hearst: ‘I could always have gone back to selling cattle’

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Hang on, wait there a minute, I want to show you something,” says Gabriela Hearst, hopping up from her chair in her airy Manhattan office and reaching for something on the shelves in the background of her Zoom frame. ...

How designer Virgil Abloh transformed fashion

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The visionary black designer revolutionised the way we dress How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

$75bn takeover of chip designer Arm by rival Nvidia in jeopardy

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The $75bn takeover of Cambridge-based chip designer Arm by its rival Nvidia is in jeopardy after US regulators followed the UK and Europe in moving to block “the largest semiconductor chip merger in history”. The Fede...

Why was Virgil Abloh such a revolutionary fashion designer?

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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who has died at the age of 41, changed the perception of what “luxury fashion” was, according to a leading black fashion expert. Abloh, who was the creative director of Off-White and men...

Virgil Abloh: Off-White designer dies at 41

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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has died after suffering from cancer, it has been announced. The 41-year-old, who was the creative director for Louis Vuitton and Off-White, had cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare, aggressive f...

How a Paris designer built a family home in an old mirror factory

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The interior designer Dorothée Delaye spent two years searching for what she calls “a village life in Paris”. She and her family – husband François and children Faustine, 11, and Jules, nine – had outgrown their apart...

All change at Bottega Veneta: designer Daniel Lee moves on

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Daniel Lee, the designer credited with revitalising the luxury fashion label Bottega Veneta is leaving the brand. A statement announcing the news says it is a “joint decision to end their collaboration”. But it is a s...

Canadian designer Peter Nygard consents to US extradition

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The Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard has consented to extradition to the US, where he faces sex trafficking and racketeering charges, lawyers for the prosecution and defence said at a hearing on Friday. Separat...

Max Mara’s British designer brings a bit of beatnik to Milan

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The critic who in 1959 called the writer Françoise Sagan a “luxury hotel existentialist” didn’t mean it as a compliment. But for Ian Griffiths, the British designer of Max Mara, the phrase is a way of making sense of ...

British Rail logo designer appalled by green makeover ‘mess’

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The designer of the familiar British Rail logo has warned against government plans to revamp the symbol and dismissed an attempt to give it a green makeover as a “load of old bollocks”. The transport secretary, Grant ...

Queen of Denmark hired as set designer on new Netflix film

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Queen Margrethe II, reigning monarch of Denmark, is to design the sets for a forthcoming Netflix film adapted from a novel by Karen Blixen, it has been announced. A romantic fantasy set in the fairytale kingdom of Bab...

Tokyo track designer reveals boost from new surface as records fall at Olympics

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The designer behind the lightning fast Olympic Stadium track in Tokyo has said it gives a 1-2% performance advantage to athletes, making it the quickest in history. Super spikes, hot weather and the track have all bee...

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