Fashion & luxury

Branding, retail design, and innovation in fashion and luxury

The many faces of Samuel Fosso

For nearly five decades, the photographer has experimented with fashion and performance to create resonant self-portraits. Here, he talks about opening a studio aged 13, adopting personas and his fashion industry crossovers with discount chains and luxury brands

The North Face on where function and fashion collide

Outdoor brands have boomed amid the movement to reconnect with nature – and the North Face has been at its forefront. Design director Darren Shooter discusses the brand’s rich visual history, its new focus on circularity, and the Gucci collab that broke the internet

How Crocs became an unlikely fashion icon

Once the world’s most-hated shoe brand, today Crocs is loved by everyone from Justin Bieber to Balenciaga. We speak to global creative director James Gardner about how the brand bit its way back from the cultural brink

How I Got Here: Penny Martin

The editor in chief of The Gentlewoman talks to CR about shifting from a career in curating and academia to magazines, by way of seminal fashion website SHOWstudio. Plus tips on making a mag in the digital age

Why fashion is embracing gaming

As brands cotton on to the potential of gaming, CR explores why it’s a good fit for fashion labels, and what the future could hold for digital clothes, esports sponsorships and in-game narratives

The changing nature of beauty packaging

In a fiercely competitive market, packaging can make an enormous difference in which beauty products do best. Here we examine how sustainability and influencer marketing is affecting the look and feel of the beauty sector