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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

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