Haute furore: Japanese public school criticised for $700 Armani uniforms | Fashion

A public elementary school in Tokyo’s exclusive shopping district of Ginza has raised eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students. Taimei elementary school is introducing the uniforms for incoming pupils,… Read More

How China made Victoria’s Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game | Paul Mason | Opinion

As a movie plot, it would work better for Johnny English than James Bond: the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret saw its launch in China mired in controversy when the People’s Republic refused to issue visas to invited celebrities and journalists.… Read More

Dr Martens gets big in Japan (and bigger worldwide to boot) | Business

Demand for Dr Martens boots is booming, helped by a craze in Asia and new, lighter versions of the traditional yellow-stitched boots. The company, which is now owned by private equity firm Permira, opened 18 stores last year, including two… Read More