The House That Fashion Built

The Burj Khalifa, which houses the Armani Hotel Dubai | Source: Armani

Some of the world’s largest fashion brands are creating branded hotels and private residences as well as the homewares to fill them, tapping easy additional revenue streams and constructing powerful brand beacons in emerging markets.

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Milan Points to Man on the Move Next Summer

Source: Associated Press

MILAN, Italy — The man on the move be it with a big backpack, an oversized shopper or the old-fashioned carry-on, was the key theme of high-end labels as they showcased their designs for next summer at Milan's Fashion Week, which wrapped up Tuesday.

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Armani Brings Back the Jacket for Next Summer

Source: Associated Press

MILAN, Italy — Giorgio Armani returns to his first love — the jacket — for next summer. The lining-less blazer started Armani on the road to fashion fame in the mid-1970s, and ever since, an Armani suit has been a VIP staple. The new jacket, part of the warm weather signature collection presented Tuesday, the last day of the current round of menswear preview showings, is less formal than in past seasons, slim-fitting and with a

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Photo Diary | Milan Fashion Week: Versace, Sportmax, Blumarine, Marni, Gianfranco Ferre and Armani

MILAN, Italy — Our roving photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the final days of Milan Fashion Week, with striking photos from the Versace, Sportmax, Blumarine, Marni, Gianfranco Ferre and Armani shows. Sonny Vandevelde is a contributing photographer at The Business of Fashion.

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Photo Diary | 10 Fashion Moments in Milan for S/S 2013

A new Etro, as defined by florals and Japanese inspired silhouettes | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — We tipped our friend Sonny Vandevelde to give us a behind-the-scenes look into the collections in Milan for Spring/Summer 2013. Japan was clearly on the mind, with unmistakable silhouettes and motifs from the island nation appearing in strong outings from Prada and Etro. Versace and Dolce & Gabbana made their seasonal statements in a flurry of prints, textures and covetable accessories, all in the spirit of their

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