'Luxury is more about values than about product‘
Fashion designer Roland Mouret tells Ruth O‘Connor about the meaning of modern luxury, his long-term relationship with clothes and why he no longer cares what Anna Wintour thinks
What is your style signifier?
I have a tendency to love things that have a long memory. Today I’m wearing a really old Palestinian-style scarf from Camden Market. It was really cheap but the way it’s woven means I never get wet. I’ve had many luxurious cashmere scarves and they’ve never done the same job. I like to be practical and I like things that evoke memories....
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Not measuring up: why sizing in women’s fashion is so inconsistent
Erratic sizing in women’s clothing has been the bane of female shoppers’ lives for some time, where a 10 in one shop – or garment – can be larger than a 14 elsewhere. Finally, a few innovators are making changes