Denmark’s prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and opposition leader Lars Loekke Rasmussen speak to journalists as they arrive for the final televised duel before the election in Copenhagenon. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/AFP/Getty Images

Danes voted on Thursday in a cliff-hanger election, where an opposition centre-right alliance is seeking to oust prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmid(...)

Alibaba worked with 40 brands including Nike and Adidas last year to remove fake athletic shoes, watches and bags on the company’s largest retail platform Taobao Marketplace

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce operator, rejected claims in a lawsuit by Kering that it facilitates the sale of counterfeit merchandise. Kering (...)

Striking workers and union representatives on the picket line at Dunnes Stores on Henry Street, Dublin, last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:04

Almost exactly 25 years ago, I was talking to the trade union organiser Peter Cassells, then general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. (...)

Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet is finalising negotiations with Richemont over the five-year payout she agreed with the Swiss group when it bought control in 2010.

Italian online fashion retailers Yoox and Richemont’s Net-a-Porter confirmed merger talks were under way to create an industry leader in the fast-grow(...)

Fashion by definition is about transience and Irish and international fashion will each have their own turns in the spotlights this year. Yesterday, I(...)

Gucci owner Kering said on Tuesday that the weak euro and strong dollar were likely to boost revenue this year but could hit margins in the first half(...)

Innovation is high on the agenda of virtually every senior management team. However, the majority of innovation projects are doomed to failure.In this(...)

Spring and summer looks by (left to right) Marni, Christian Dior, Valentino and Victoria Beckham at the Brown Thomas fashion show. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Overt femininity” was the buzz phrase at Brown Thomas yesterday, used to describe the vibe of the spring collections at an early morning preview sta(...)

Cara Delevingne sports a 1970s looks at Saint Laurent’s Paris Fashion Week show. Photograph: Pascal le Segretain/Getty

  1 Painterly notions. Paint is making an impression on the catwalk and the street. At Burberry, it took the form of macs daubed with broa(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)