When you think of the Financial Times you may not think of style or fashion, but the weekend edition of the Financial Times often features fashion related articles, while the full-color supplement How To Spend It provides soft focus models in veils and Chanel along with sharp photos of Rolexes on midnight black backdrops. It perhaps shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a paper that talks about money would also talk about how to spend that money. The couture featured in the Financial times may only be bought by a select few, but there is something dazzling about imagining that you could one day have the purchase power to own those beauties, and the How to Spend It supplement captures it as elegantly as any fashion magazine.
In last weekend’s Life & Arts section, the FT ran articles on the Milan’s masculine autumn/winter shows, the fashion industries’ capitalization on the rise of female gamers, a review of the perfume Un Petit Rien with a reference to The A to Z of Perfumes, and reviews of fashion apps for smartphones. What caught my eye in the latest weekend edition was not fashion, however. It was an article about how future anthropologists might view the artifacts of our times, including Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted skull, which was a fascinating read.
For more see: http://www.ft.com/arts-leisure