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Luke Leitch

Luke Leitch

is style editor of 1843

Couture’s Aussie upstarts

Ralph & Russo, a new fashion house catering to the super-rich, has grown astonishingly swiftly. Luke Leitch is dazzled by its clothes – and its founders’ ambitions

The hype economy

A collaboration between two dramatically different brands has prompted consumer hysteria – and huge resale profits for canny fashion speculators. Luke Leitch travelled from the calm of the designer’s studio in Paris to the chaos of the pavement queues in London to find out why

Catwalk provocateurs

Luke Leitch is a feminist to the tips of his fingers. But he wonders whether high fashion is the best medium for the message

The philosopher king

Brunello Cucinelli takes as much care over his workers as his clothes. Luke Leitch visits a model factory in the heart of Umbria

Dandyland

Florence’s biannual Pitti Uomo trade fair has become a mecca for the world’s most extrovert dandies. Yet those responsible for creating the phenomenon are appalled by its success. Luke Leitch investigates a sartorial schism at the heart of menswear

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