With 14 stunning editions published to date, the Walpole yearbook has become firmly established as the definitive guide to the British luxury industry.

From enfant terrible to head girl, British womenswear is now at the forefront of the international fashion scene, notes Alexandra Shulman.

British designers lead the way when it comes to creating highly coveted heirloom pieces. Michelle Ogundehin sheds light on Britain's best maverick makers to invest in now.

Steeped in history and brimming with innovation, the worlds of British whisky and gin are closer than you think, writes Ian Buxton.

Dylan Jones muses on the upward trajectory of menswear in the UK and the runaway success of London Collections Men.

Walpole CEO Michelle Emmerson charts the novel customer experiences and captivating brand stories which make British design so desirable.

Simon de Burton finds luxurious British automobiles, jets and superyachts being assembled with the same care and devotion with which they will be treated by their owners for decades to come.

For those who truly love fine perfume, Lucia van der Post thinks a new wave of rule-breaking British perfumers are definitely worth watching.

As Britain's top hotels bring more and more cultural happenings within their own walls, Fiona Kerr asks, is this the true meaning of intelligent luxury?

Lucie Muir is Commissioning Editor of the Walpole Yearbook. In addition to commissioning seasoned writers for the Walpole yearbook, she also contributes to British Vogue and